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September 5, 1974 |
London, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Short story writer, novelist, medical doctor|
|Notable works||Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures|
Vincent Lam (born September 5, 1974) is a Canadian writer and medical doctor.
Early life and education
Born in London, Ontario and raised in Ottawa, Lam's parents came to Canada from the Chinese expatriate community in Vietnam. He attended St. Pius X High School and did his medical training at the University of Toronto, graduating in 1999.
Lam's first two published works, the medical guide The Flu Pandemic and You and the short story collection Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, are based on his experiences in medical school. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's richest and most prestigious literary award, on November 7, 2006. Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures was also a finalist for The Story Prize in 2008.
He currently lives with his wife and children in Toronto.
- The Flu Pandemic and You, co-written with Colin Lee with a foreword by Margaret Atwood (2006, ISBN 0-385-66277-7)
- Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures (2006, ISBN 0-385-66143-6)
- Extraordinary Canadians: Tommy Douglas (2011)
- The Headmaster's Wager (2012)
- The Star. Toronto http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/ContentServer?pagename=thestar/Layout/Article_Type1&c=Article&cid=1163156347078&call_pageid=968332188492. Missing or empty
- "Book review: Tommy Douglas, by Vincent Lam". The Georgia Straight, April 24, 2011.
- Val Ross (November 9, 2006). "Prizewinning fiction, pure and undoctored". The Globe and Mail.
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