Wayson Choy is the author of the critically-acclaimed The Jade Peony and the equally admired Paper Shadows. The Jade Peony spent six months on the national bestseller list, shared the Trillium Award (l996) with Margaret Atwood, and won the City of Vancouver Book Award. His haunting memoir, Paper Shadows, was nominated for the Governor General’s Award and won the Edna Staebler Prize. Choy’s latest novel, the best-selling All That Matters, was nominated for The Giller Prize and won the Trillium Award.