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

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

2 pages, updated Dec 11, 2012
Wattpad quizzed Giller Prize winning author Vincent Lam about where he goes to find inspiration, which fictional character he’d most w... read more
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Memories of my Grandfather

Memories of my Grandfather

3 pages, updated Aug 16, 2012PG-13VideoCompleted
Often when I am asked about my new novel, ‘The Headmaster’s Wager’, I am asked about my memories of my late grandfather. This does not surprise me. After all, I... read more
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The Headmaster's Wager

The Headmaster's Wager

2 pages, updated Aug 10, 2012Video
Percival Chen is the headmaster of the most respected English school in Saigon. He is also a bon vivant, a compulsive gambler and an incorrigible womanizer. He is... read more
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