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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  • Toronto, ON
  • JoinedAugust 8, 2012

Stories by VincentLam
Q&A with Vincent Lam - Enter to win a signed copy of "The Headmaster's Wager" by VincentLam
Q&A with Vincent Lam - Enter to win a signed copy of "The Headmaster'... Non-Fiction
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...
Memories of my Grandfather by VincentLam
Memories of my Grandfather Non-Fiction
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 have written a book in which the protagonist, Perciva...
The Headmaster's Wager by VincentLam
The Headmaster's Wager General Fiction
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 well accustomed to bribing forever changing lists o...