Originally from South Korea, Ann Y.K. Choi immigrated to Canada in 1975. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers and the Creative Writing Certificate Program at the University of Toronto. Most recently, she completed an MFA in Creative Writing at National University in San Diego, California. Her debut novel, Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, was a finalist for the Toronto Book Award. The story, set in the 1980s, was inspired by her experiences working in her family-run variety store. A teacher with the York Region District School Board, Ann lives in Toronto with her husband and daughter.

Photo Credit: John Burridge

Events Ann Y.K. Choi was involved in

  • Lit On Tour Thunder Bay: Readings with Arjun Basu, Ann Y.K. Choi & Kim Moritsugu

    Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    Meet authors Arjun Basu, Ann Y.K. Choi, Kim Moritsugu and Ruby Slipperjack at the Thunder Bay Public Library where they'll read from their works and answer audience questions.


  • Author Talks & Mystery Library

    Saturday, October 27, 2018 - 12:00 PM

    Hear from an outstanding lineup of authors and grab a free book from the Festival’s mystery library in the West Wing of Toronto’s Union Station.


  • IFOA @ the CNE 2017

    Thursday, August 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM

    Vincent Lam interviews debut novelist Ann Y.K Choi about Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety, a story of a young Korean Canadian girl who will not give up on her dreams.