Lily Chan was born in Kyoto, raised in Narrogin and now resides in Melbourne. Her novel Toyo was the recipient of the 2010 Peter Blazey Fellowship for a manuscript-in-progress.
Amanda Lohrey has said that ‘Toyo is an immensely subtle portrait of the uniqueness of the individual. It combines the readerly pleasures of the novel with those of life-writing to create a work that is vivid and surprising at every turn.’
Alice Pung has called it ‘a beautifully lyrical and compelling voice, infused with deep insight and love’.