Thea Lim

Thea Lim is a Toronto-based novelist and nonfiction writer.

Thea Lim is a Singaporean-Canadian novelist and short story writer. She was the nonfiction editor for the Gulf Coast. Over the years, she has received artists' grants from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Her work has been published in various publications, including the Guardian, Salon and Grist.

In 2018, Lim released her debut, a speculative fiction novel entitled An Ocean of Minutes. She also wrote a novella called The Same Woman in 2007.

An Ocean of Minutes was on the shortlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize.

Books by Thea Lim


The first-time Giller finalist explores the human ability to love despite impermanence, heartbreak and loss. 1:05
Thea Lim talks about her first novel An Ocean of Minutes. 3:18
Author Thea Lim explores time travel in a dystopian world wracked by pandemic in her first novel, An Ocean of Minutes. Lim talks to Tom Power about drawing on her own experience of growing up in Canada and Singapore to create this parable about immigration. 12:21


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