Pinetree secondary grad wins BC Book Prize

Coquitlam native Lindsay Wong won the Hubert Evans Non-Fiction Prize this week from the West Coast Book Prize Society.

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.

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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.

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