Jen Sookfong Lee’s first novel, The End of East (Vintage Canada, New Face of Fiction 2007), spans almost the entire 20th century and delves into the underside of Chinese Canadian history through the eyes of the Chan family. Critics have called The End of East “impressive,” “an emotional powerhouse of a novel,” and “accomplished,” while Lee has been hailed as “a novelist to watch.” An energetic and engaged stage presence, Lee has spoken at literary festivals, universities, and high schools across North America and is the Westcoast Words columnist on CBC Radio One. A founding member of the writing group SPiN, Jen edits two online magazines, Wet Ink and Schema, and is currently working on her second novel.