Portrait of Lily Chan

Lily Chan

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’.