I was delighted to hear that my memoir The Reading List has won the Canada Council for the Arts Canada-Japan Literary Prize! The news release and jury's comments can be read here. As a fourth-generation Japanese-Canadian (Yonsei), this award means a lot to me because it recognizes the hybrid nature of my cultural experience, growing up Canadian, but with Japan always present as that body of ancestral stories, collective memories and fantasies ... my imaginary homeland.
To celebrate, we have made my memoir available as an e-book. For the kindle version, click here, and for the kobo version, click here.