Delighted to be a recommended book for June on Reading Group Choices.

Thanks Foreword Reviews for this review of my novel! The review can be read here.

My essay in 49th Shelf about my circuitous journey toward becoming a writer can be read here.

Jamie Tennant interviews me about my novel on his radio show Get Lit. The interview can be streamed here.

From time to time, I interview authors and write book reviews for the National Post:


My interview with Joy Kogawa about her new memoir Gently to Nagasaki can be read here

My review of Claire-Louise Bennett's experimental novel Pond can be read here.

My review of Madeleine Thien's Man Booker nominated novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing can be read here.

My review of Cordelia Strube's novel On the Shores of Darkness, There is Light can be read here.

A starred review of After the Bloom in Booklist can be read here.

The first short story I've written in many years, published in an online magazine about love. The story can be read here. In the same issue, I am interviewed about my love life and how it's influenced my writing here.

May is Asian Heritage Month! My guest blog post about how I became interested in my family's experience of the Japanese internment can be read here.

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Curious about what's on my book shelf? My interview in Hazlitt on this topic can be read here.

My interview in Open Book about how I develop literary characters can be read here.

I'm delighted that After the Bloom is on the 49th Shelf's list of books they're looking forward to in 2017. The list, which includes an excerpt from my novel, can be found here. And they've also mentioned my novel in their round-up article on spring picks here

An insightful, detailed review of After the Bloom in the National Post can be read here.

Thanks Historical Novel Society for this lovely review of After the Bloom. The review can be read here.

Priscilla Uppal reviewed The Reading List for her CBC radio programme. That interview can be listened to here.