Larissa Lai (1637 words)


Larissa Lai has become a prominent figure in the contemporary Canadian cultural scene due to her innovative production as a writer of fiction and poetry and to her insightful work as a cultural critic and anti-racist activist. The increasing interest in her work led the journal West Coast Line to edit a special issue in 2004 entitled West Coast Lai. Although born in the United States, she migrated to Canada at an early age and is considered a representative Chinese Canadian author of the younger generation; she is now settled in Vancouver, where she is an English professor at the University of British Columbia. Her committed literature offers innovative poetics for a solid critique of contemporary neoliberalism, revealing t…

Citation: Martín-Lucas, Belén. "Larissa Lai". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 September 2011 [, accessed 24 September 2020.]

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