FORA.tv Speaker - Vincent Lam
Dr. Vincent Lam was born in London, Ontario, and grew up in Ottawa. His family is from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam. Dr. Lam did his medical training in Toronto, and is an emergency physician who also does international air evacuation work and expedition medicine on Arctic and Antarctic ships.
His non-fiction has appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Toronto Star, Toronto Life Magazine, and the University of Toronto Medical Journal.
His first book, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Giller Prize. The panel of judges consisted of Alice Munro, The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, and Michael Winter.
His fiction has been published in Carve. Dr. Lam's first novel, Cholon, Near Forgotten, about a Chinese compulsive gambler and headmaster of an English school in Saigon during the Vietnam War, will be published by Doubleday Canada.
02.27.08 | 01:25:35 min
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