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Winnie Yeung

Photo: University of Alberta 2019

Winnie Yeung has been an English teacher for over ten years. Homes: a Refugee Story is her first book and received extensive critical acclaim. It was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Literary Award for Nonfiction and the Writers’ Trust Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing. Homes was also a finalist on CBC’s Canada Reads. 

Homes was awarded the Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction and named the Alberta Book Publisher 2019 Non-Fiction Book of the Year. Winnie was also awarded the University of Alberta Alumni Award of Excellence for her contribution to the literary community in 2019.  

When she is not teaching, writing, or reading, Winnie likes to spend her days cooking, baking, and playing with her black pug, Zoe.

For more information or free teaching resources, visit WinnieYeung.ca.

 
E-mail: c/o Writers' Union of Canada
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Publications

Homes: a Refguee Story. Freehand Books, 2018

Awards

Wilfrid Eggleston Award for Nonfiction for Homes: a Refugee Story, 2019
Alberta Book Publisher Non-Fiction Book of the Year for Homes: a Refugee Story, 2019
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
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