Evelyn Lau is the Vancouver author of twelve books, including seven volumes of poetry. Her memoir Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid, published when she was 18, was made into a CBC movie starring Sandra Oh. Evelyn’s short stories, essays and novel have been translated into a dozen languages; her poetry has received the Milton Acorn Award, the Pat Lowther Award, a National Magazine Award and a Governor-General’s nomination. Evelyn served as the 2011-2014 Poet Laureate of Vancouver, as well as writer-in-residence at UBC, Kwantlen College and Vancouver Community College. Evelyn’s most recent collection is Tumour (Oolichan, 2016).