Born in Hong Kong in 1933, Kenneth Ore became a first-time author in his seventies with his Song of the Azalea: Memoir of a Chinese Son (Penguin Canada, 2005). During the 1950s, '60s, and '70s, he was a secret recruiter for the Chinese Communist Party within British-controlled Hong Kong. Disillusioned, he came to Canada in 1974 to start a new life. He arrived in Vancouver and lived in and around the Lower Mainland ever since, in Burnaby, Vancouver and Richmond.

[BCBW 2006] "Biography" "Politics"