news, reviews, and mentions

Sarah Polley wins $10K Toronto Book Award for ‘brave, intelligent’ memoir Run Towards Danger. CBC Books, Nov 23, 2022

The 2022 Toronto Book Awards jury: author Ann Y.K. Choi, retired TPL librarian Margaret Henry, poet Khashayar “Kess” Mohammadi, author Phillip Dwight Morgan and Indigenous educator Brenda Wastasecoot, City of Toronto,, November 2022

Have you read ONCE UPON AN HOUR yet? TD Summer Reading Club, 2022

Vancouver Public Library – Asian Heritage Month: Books to Read & Films to Watch
Created by the VPL reading experts, 2022

Scarborough writer nabs top prize in Toronto Star Short Story Contest with tale of chance meeting between two strangers, by Betsy Powell, Toronto Star, April 19, 2022

Ann Choi & Soyeon Kim talk recalling childhood stories and using a Korean folktale as inspiration, BookFlap, Sep 8, 2021

What notable Torontonians are watching, reading and listening to this May
Toronto Life Magazine, May 3, 2021

Leading up to Independent Bookstore Day, we connect with Roncy’s beloved Another Story Bookshop,, APRIL 19, 2021

More than 550 A&S students, new grads signed up for Next Steps career advice
February 3, 2021 by Michael McKinnon University of Toronto, Art & Science News

52 Canadian picture books coming out in fall 2020, CBC Books, Oct 02, 2020

Once Upon an Hour by Ann Yu-Kyung Choi, illustrated by Soyeon Kim
CBC Books, Sept 23, 2020

The Authors’ Book Club connects enthusiastic readers with writers, by Sue Carter, Quill & Quire, January 30, 2020

Upping book clubs author game, by Deborah Dundas, Toronto Star, January 14, 2020

37 Asian YA Novels to Read ASAP,, December 4, 2019

Korean Authors at the Toronto International Festival of Authors, Korea Times, October 7, 2019 (article is in Korean)

Books by Canadian Award Winners and Books Set in Toronto: Staff Picks for the 2019 Reading Challenge, Toronto Public Library, June 28, 2019

FOLD 2019: Amid education cuts, five writers for young people say public schools need to encourage developing readers, by Ryan Porter, Quill & Quill, June 2, 2019

Ann Y.K. Choi: From high school teacher to novelist: A&S alumna shares literary industry experience, by Eric Geringas, University of Toronto, Faculty of Arts & Science, Feb 13, 2019

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety Book Review, Korea Daily, February 2, 2019 (article is in Korean)

Top 10 Toronto Authors In 2019,, January 24, 2019

Awarding the Best Canadian Novel or Short Story Collection of the Year, Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize | The Writers’ Trust of Canada, Sept 27, 2018

The Soap Box, a Toronto-Based Small Press, Co-Hosts Publishing Fair, November 17, 2018,, Sept 9, 2018

Interview with Ann Y.K. Choi, Thunder Bay Public Library, Sept 5, 2018

Ann Y.K. Choi, Mireille Silcoff, and Robert J. Wiersema comprise 2018 Writers’ Trust fiction jury, Quill & Quire, Aug 21, 2018

Ann Y. K. Choi, Mireille Silcoff and Robert Wiersema to judge 2018 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, CBC Books, Aug 21, 2018

WCA Deal Report for April 11, 2018: Ann Y K Choi’s debut picture book, ONCE UPON AN HOUR, Westwood Creative Artists, May 30, 2018

Top 10 Toronto Authors In 2018,, March 7, 2018

Novelist Ann Y.K. Choi, Korean Canadian Stories 150, February 6, 2018

Ann Y.K. Choi: An Interview, CBM Press, January 2018 (article is in Korean)

An Interview with Ann Y.K. Choi, Jesse Dorey, gritLIT, December 26, 2017

2017 Winners of the Korean Canadian Heritage Awards, The Korean Creative Content Agency (KOCCA), November 2017 (article is in Korean)

The Korean Canadian Heritage Award Interview, Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange, November 2017 (interview is in Korean). Also available at Korea Daily Times

15 Great Asian Canadian and Asian American YA Books, by Casey Stepaniuk, Book Riot, November 2017

Hold Fast To Your Dreams: In Conversation with Ann Y.K. Choi, by Arielle Spence, Room Magazine, November 2017

Phyllis Bruce to receive 2017 Ivy Award, Quill & Quire, September 14, 2017

Sunday Reads: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, Metroland Media, Aug 6, 2017

Nam Kiwanuka’s summer reading list, TVO, July 14, 2017

Word on the Street: Ann Y.K. Choi Recommends Animal by Alexandra Leggat, July 2017

Simon & Schuster Canada: We Read Canadian – Hidden Gems, July 2017

49th Shelf: Ann Y.K. Choi recommends C.S. Richardson’s “The End of the Alphabet”, July 1, 2017

Kobo: 150 Books That Tell the Story of Canada, July 1, 2017

Books All About Your Favorite Cities by Emma Hunter, Book Clubbish, May 31, 2017

Korean-Canadian Writers’ Association Welcomes Yu-Kyung Choi by Susan Kim, Korea Times, May 30, 2017 (article is in Korean)

Canada’s Hidden Gems, Simon & Schuster Canada, May 28, 2017

Books to get for the mom who’s read everything by Sarah Sawler, The Loop, May 8, 2017

2017 Frank Hegyi Award for Emerging Authors: Long List Announced, Ottawa Independent Writers, May 3, 2017

Third Annual Kobo Emerging Writer Prize Shortlist Announced, KOBO, May 1, 2017

Teva Harrison, Ann Y.K. Choi among Kobo Emerging Writer Prize finalists, Quill & Quire, May 1, 2017

Ann Y.K. Choi Talks About the Life of Korean Canadians by Susan Kim, The Korea Times, May 1, 2017 (article is in Korean)

gritLIT Weekend Recap: What You Missed by

Review: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Ian Thomas Shaw, Ottawa Review of Books, March 4, 2017

Ann Y.K. Choi Profile with Passages Canada, Passages Canada, January 13, 2017

A Gentleman ibestcanadiandebuts-bannercbcn Moscow and a group of Rogue Heroes gather on this week’s National Post Bestseller List, National Post, December 23, 2016

Member Spotlight: Ann Choi, Author of Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, Signal, OSSTF, December 12, 2016

The 12 Best Canadian Debut Novels of 2016, CBC Books, December 8, 2016

Meet Author Ann Y. K. Choi, by Fabricio Correa, The GNU Journal, December 2, 2016

‘Tis the season for giving and Shelagh Rogers has your book list covered, CBC Books, December 1, 2016

10 Kickass Authors Who’ve Worked With The Humber School for Writers, by Laura Stricker, Humber School for Writers, October 20, 2016

Sense of Place with Minelle Mahtani, Roundhouse Radio 98.3 (Radio Interview; Vancouver), October 18, 2016

50 Books Written By 50 Canadian Women of Colour by Kayi Wong, Room Magazine, September 27, 2016


 Toronto Book Awards Finalists read at the 27th Annual Word on the Street Festival, City of Toronto, September 26, 2016

It’s Book Awards Season – Meet the Nominees by Karen Green, Book Clubbish, September 23, 2016

Toronto Book Awards: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Kimberley Griffiths, Word on the Street, September 16, 2016

Canadian Litfests for Fall 2016 by Kerry Clare, 49th Shelf, September 12, 2016

Toronto Book Awards: Ann Y.K. Choi – Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety video, City of Toronto, September 12, 2016

Five Canadian candidates for the ‘Toronto Book Awards’, The Korea Herald, Sept 5, 2016 (article in Korean)

Word on the Street: Ann Y.K. Choi, Word on the Street, September 2016

Ann Y.K. Choi’s debut novel focuses on the Korean Experience in Canada by Brad Wheeler, The Globe and Mail, September 1, 2016

Ann Y.K. Choi, Cordelia Strube among Toronto Book Award Finalists, Quill & Quire, August 25, 2016

Toronto Book Awards 2016 shortlist includes Cordelia Strube, Ann Y.K. Choi, CBC Books, August 25, 2016

Toronto Book Awards 2016 shortlist announced, Toronto Star, August 25, 2016

Toronto Book Awards: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety – 2016 Award Finalist, City of Toronto, August 25, 2016

Kobo in Conversation – radio interview with Tracy Nesdoly on Zoomer Radio, August 20, 2016

2016 Crazy for CanLit, Scotiabank Giller Prize,  August 12, 2016

Review by Stephen Hong Sohn, Asian American Literature Fans, July 31, 2016

Annie Proulx and J.K. Rowling’s imaginations run wild on this week’s National Post Bestseller List by National Post, July 28, 2016

Book Bingo Summer Reading Project 2016 by Lindy Reads and Reviews, July 23, 2016

Review: “Insightful immigrant story goes beyond the familiar struggles” by Andrea Geary, Winnipeg Free Press, July 23, 2016

Review: “Kay’s lucky coin variety” by Novel Escapes, July 14, 2016

Review: “Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety Shines” by The Deb Chronicles, July 8, 2016

“2016 Writers To Watch: Ann Y.K. Choi” by CBC Books, July 6, 2016

Review: “A Fictional Tale of A Korean Immigrant to Canada” by Amie Gaudet, Amie’s Book Review Blog, July 1, 2016

“13 Canadian Authors Everyone Should Read” by Kristian Wilson,, July 1, 2016

“2016 Summer Reading: Recommended by Canadian Writers” by Writers’ Trust of Canada, July 2016

“Family’s Courage Shines on in Story of Corner Shop” by Beatrice Paez, New Canadian Media, June 28, 2016

Review: “Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety” by Jennifer Levac, Genuine Jenn, June 23, 2016

“10 Must-Read Books by Asian-Canadian Authors” by Rebecca Ridlington, The Huffington Post Canada, June 22, 2016

Review: “Ann Y.K. Choi’s Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety details the recent Korean experience in Canada” by Kerry Clare, The Globe and Mail, June 3, 2016

“Escape to a Book Nook” by Canadian Living Magazine, June 1, 2016

SDTC Summer Reading Essentials: 5 Books You’ll Love,, May 25, 2016


CBC Books Summer 2016 Reading List by CBC Books, May 24, 2016

Review: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Jaclyn Qua-Hiansen, Literary Treats, May 23, 2016

“Ann Y.K. Choi’s Voice Rises With Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety” by Susan G. Cole, Now Magazine, May 18, 2016

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety: Book Review by The Paper Trail Diary, May 17, 2016

“12 great books to read to celebrate Asian Heritage Month” by CBC Books, May 16, 2016

“Ann Y.K. Choi on telling Korean-Canadian stories” by CBC Books, May 13, 2016

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety Review by Teena in Toronto, May 11, 2016

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Ann Y.K. Choi: Book Review by BookCatPin, May 8, 2016

“Ann Choi preserves a way of life in Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety” by Sue Carter, Toronto Star article, May 7, 2016

Choose your mom’s adventure: A novel Mother’s Day quiz to help you find the perfect book to gift” by Danielle Groen, National Post, May 6, 2016

Coming of Age / Coming into Your Own: Two Canlit Novels review by Literary Hoarders, May 6, 2016

Blog Tour Review + Giveaway: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Ann Y.K. Choi” by Just a Lil Lost, May 6, 2016

“Mother’s Day gift guide: 12 great books for your mom” by CBC Books, May 5, 2016

“CanLit Gets Name Therapy” by Kerry Clare, 49th Shelf, May 5, 2016

“Stories of the variety store” by Sue Carter, Metro News article, May 5, 2016

Blog Tour: Q and A With Ann Y.K. Choi” by Worn Pages and Ink, May 5, 2016

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety Will Walk You Through 1980s Toronto” by Jen McNeely from from, May 4, 2016

Book Review + Blog Tour: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Ann Y.K. Choi” (includes 80s playlist) by, May 4, 2016

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety: Book review by Sarah Frobisher, RT Book Reviews, May 3, 2016

Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety: Book Review by Mermaid Vision Books, May 3, 2016

The Global Morning Show – TV interview, May 3, 2016

“5 books we can’t wait to read in May” by CBC Books, May 2, 2016



Blog Tour: Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety by Ann Y. K. Choi – Review & Author Exclusive Behind The Story! By Padfoots Library, May 2, 2016

The Next Chapter with Shelagh Rogers – CBC radio Interview, May 2, 2016

Heartfelt debut explores Korean teen’s cultural struggle” by Nancy Wigston, Toronto Star Book Review, May 1, 2016

“Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety: A Trinity-Bellwoods Story That You Haven’t Heard” by Jen McNeely from, April 26, 2016

School Library Journal – Book Review, April 26, 2016

Musings of a Writer – Book Review, April 26, 2016

Inside Halton: Bevy of writers at Burlington bookshop for Authors for Indies Day – Announcement, April 21, 2106

Publishers Weekly Fiction Book Review, March 14, 2016

Hot Cup of Tea and a Good Book – Book Review, February 15, 2016

Quill & Quire: Spring Preview 2016, January 18, 2016

49th Shelf: Most Anticipated: Our Spring 2016 Fiction Preview, January 7, 2016

CBC Books Spring 2016 Preview, December 31, 2015


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