Yasuko Thanh

A portrait of the author

Don Denton.

Yasuko Thanh’s latest novel To The Bridge was released in May 2023 by Hamish Hamilton. Her story collection Floating Like the Dead was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award and the B.C. Book Prize for Fiction in 2012. One story in it won an Arthur Ellis Award for Best Crime Short Story, and the title story won the Journey Prize for the best story published in Canada in 2009. Yasuko’s debut novel, Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains won the Rogers Writers’ Trust Prize for the best novel of 2016, and her memoir Mistakes to Run With is a national bestseller. Yasuko lives in Victoria, B.C., with her two children.