Evelyn Lau is the Vancouver author of twelve books, including seven volumes of poetry. Her first book, Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, published when she was 18, was a Canadian bestseller and made into a CBC movie starring Sandra Oh.
Evelyn’s short stories, essays and novella have been translated into a dozen languages. Her poetry has received the Milton Acorn Award, the Pat Lowther Award, a National Magazine Award and nominations for the BC Book Prize and the Governor-General’s Award. From 2011-2014, Evelyn served as Vancouver’s Poet Laureate; she has also served as writer-in-residence at UBC, Kwantlen and Vancouver Community College, as well as Distinguished Visiting Writer at the University of Calgary. Evelyn’s most recent collection is Tumour (Oolichan, 2016).