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Thea Lim

Photo: Elisha Lim 2018

Thea Lim is the author of An Ocean of Minutes, which was shortlisted for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Her writing has been published by Granta, The Paris Review, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The Southampton Review and others. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston and previously served as nonfiction editor at Gulf Coast. She grew up in Singapore and now lives with her family in Toronto, where she is a professor of creative writing.

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An Ocean of Minutes. Viking/Penguin Random House Canada, 2018
The Same Woman. Invisible Publishing, 2007


Giller Award -- Shortlisted Finalist for An Ocean of Minutes, 2018
Canada Reads -- Longlisted Finalist for An Ocean of Minutes, 2019
The Sunburst Award -- Longlisted Finalist for An Ocean of Minutes, 2019
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