Pinetree secondary graduate Lindsay Wong won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize from the West Coast Book Prize Society, it was announced this week.
Wong snapped the 2019 BC Book Prize for her work The Woo-Woo, published by Arsenal Pulp Press; the award also carries $2,000 and a certificate.
Her memoir tells the tale of a young woman coming to age in a dysfunctional Asian family who blame their troubles on ghosts and demons.
Wong, who now lives in Vancouver, grew up with a paranoid schizophrenic grandmother and mother who were afraid of the “woo-woo.”
The book is on the Canada Reads 2019 shortlist.