Born and raised in Hong Kong, Simon Choa-Johnston got his education in Canada and graduated from McMaster University in 1972. After post-graduate studies in New York, he worked in theatre in Canada for 25 years.

He has been recognized with the Governor General's Canada 125 medal and was nominated for the W.O Mitchell Literary prize.

Living in British Columbia, Choa-Johnston published a novel, The House of Wives (Penquin Random House 2015) set in colonial Hong Kong in the latter part of the 19th century. The story is about two women competing for the affections of their opium merchant husband and is inspired by the lives of Choa-Johnston's ancestors.


The House of Wives (Penquin Random House 2016) $24.95 978-0-670-06947-7

[BCBW 2015]