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Meet Jen Sookfong Lee

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Born in East Vancouver, Jen Sookfong Lee is an accomplished writer and broadcaster. She has written poetry and essays for magazines that led to a Stephen Leacock Award nomination for poetry in 1993. Lee also contributes regularly to CBC Radio One's On The Coast, Vancouver's weekday afternoon talk show with Stephen Quinn.
• Lee's first novel The End of East was published in 2007. It's the story of three generations of a Chinese Canadian family beginning in 1913.
  • Lee began her writing career at age 10 with a story about a witch, a scrappy little girl and a casserole dish.

• Lee was determined to be a writer at an early age, despite her father's encouragement to be a lawyer.

Medium: Radio
Program: The Next Chapter
Broadcast Date: Sept. 27, 2008
Guest(s): Jen Sookfong Lee
Host: Shelagh Rogers
Duration: 5:04

Last updated: November 29, 2012

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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