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Paul Yee

Photo: James H. Lim 1991

Paul Yee was born in Saskatchewan, grew up in Vancouver, but has lived in Toronto since 1988. He studied history at U.B.C., worked as an archivist, and did volunteer work in Vancouver's Chinatown, the source of much of his writing.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Ghost Train. paintings by Harvey Chan. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1996.
Struggle and Hope: The Story of Chinese Canadians. Toronto: Umbrella Press, 1996.
Breakaway. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1994.
Roses Sing on New Snow: A Delicious Tale. paintings by Harvey Chan. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1991.
Tales from Gold Mountain: Stories of the Chinese in the New World. paintings by Simon Ng. Toronto: Groundwood Books, 1989.

Awards

Governor General's Literary Award for Ghost Train, 1996.
Ruth Scwartz Children's Book Award for Roses Sing on New Snow, 1992.
B.C. Book Prize (Sheila Egoff Award) for Tales from Gold Mountain, 1990.
National IODE Award for Tales from Gold Mountain, 1990.
Vancouver Book Award for Saltwater City: The Chinese in Vancouver, 1989.
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No
GST:
GST not applicable