About

I am from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam, and was born in Canada. I did my medical training in Toronto, and am an emergency physician in Toronto. A Lecturer with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, I've also worked in international air evacuation and expedition medicine on Arctic and Antarctic ships.

My first book, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and has recently been adapted for television and broadcast on HBO Canada. I co-authored The Flu Pandemic And You, a non-fiction guide to influenza pandemics.

The Headmaster's Wager is about a Chinese compulsive gambler and headmaster of an English school in Saigon during the Vietnam War, is published by Doubleday Canada. My biography of Tommy Douglas is published by Penguin Canada as part of Extraordinary Canadians series.

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(Background image by Rosalie Lam)
  • Location:
    Toronto, ON
  • Joined:
    2 years ago


3 Published Works

Featured work.

Q&A with Vincent Lam - Enter to win a signed copy of "The Headmaster's Wager"

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Description: Wattpad quizzed Giller Prize winning author Vincent Lam about where he goes to find inspiration, which fictional character he’d most want to be and who he’d want to invite to his dream dinner party. Read on to get into the mind of the author o...


Other Works by VincentLam.
Memories of my Grandfather

Memories of my Grandfather

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Often when I am asked about my new novel, ‘The Headmaster’s Wager’, I am asked about my memories o...

The Headmaster's Wager

The Headmaster's Wager

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Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. He is also a bon vivant...

meggiemouse55 posted a message to VincentLam
Hey I'm just wondering, how can u get promoted?? Cos I was reading my friends book then u got to the end of the chapter, and it came up with u. I always wanted to no how u can get promoted. Plzz answer soon. Thanx!!!!! :)
D-Daisuki posted a message to VincentLam
If you are an amazing writer, *fangirls* WOW IT IS SO NICE TO SEE YOU MR.LAM! I KNOW THAT I WILL LOVE THE BOOK THAT TOU PATIENTLY WROTE. YOU WILL BE THE PERSON WHO STRENGTHS MY LOVE FOR MEDICINE. AND YOU ARE SO EDUCATED. IT IS RARE TO SEE A REAL WRITER HERE.*adrenaline slows* Gomenasai.... i just love reading. But you are a truly gifted writer though...