2019 Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Contest Judge: Yasuko Thanh

Yasuko ThanhYasuko Thanh is the winner of the 2009 Journey Prize. Her short story collection Floating like the Dead (M&S, 2012) was shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson BC Book Prize, the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and was chosen as a Quill & Quire Best Books of 2012. Her second book, the novel Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, won the 2016 Rogers Writers Trust Prize and shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award. She holds an MFA from UVic and lives with her two children in Victoria, British Columbia. Her best-selling memoir called Mistakes to Run With was published by Penguin Random House in April 2019.