Dr. Lam was one of the finalists for the 2012 Governor General`s Literary Award for his novel The Headmaster`s Wager. Dr. Lam, from the expatriate Chinese community of Vietnam, was born in Canada and did his medical training in Toronto. He is an emergency physician in Toronto and a lecturer with the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. His first book, Bloodletting and Miraculous Cures, won the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his biography of Tommy Douglas was published by Penguin Canada as part of the Extraordinary Canadian Series.
Tickets can be purchased at Bryan Prince Bookseller, 1060 King St. West, 905-528-4508, or by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org . Tickets $25, students and seniors $22. Price includes the lecture, light lunch, and door prizes.