Kwai-yun Li

Kwai-yun Li was born to Chinese parents in Calcutta, India in 1950. She grew up in the old part of the city known as Chattawalla Gully where many of the ethnic Chinese lived. Li immigrated to Canada in 1972 through an arranged marriage and now lives in Toronto. She is a certified general accountant and works part-time in that field while pursuing additional studies and writing.

Fiction (Short stories)

The Palm Leaf Fan & Other Stories

Toronto: TSAR, 2006.
PS8623 .I15 P34 2006

Publisher’s Synopsis

From crumbling shops in Chinatown to decaying tanneries in Tangra, Kwai-yun Li’s collection of linked short stories exposes us to the life of a marginalized community in Calcutta.

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Anthology

Henry Chow and Other Stories

Edited by R. David Stephens, from the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop.
Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2009.
PS8329.1 .H44 2009

Li, Kwai-Yun. “The Handwriting Expert.” In Henry Chow and Other Stories, edited by R. David Stephens, from the Asian Canadian Writers’ Workshop. Vancouver: Tradewind Books, 2009, 11-17.

Anthologies (Short stories)

A Kiss Beside the Monkey Bars: Stories by Four New Writers.

Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2004.
PS8321 .K49 2004

Co-authored with Sultan Ameerali, Jennifer Lee, and Rosa Veltri. Contains seven stories by Li.

Anthologies (Short stories)

Will You Still Love Me if I Shave My Head?: Sixteen Stories From the Erindale Writers Group.

PS8329.7 .E75 W54 2003

Li, Kwai. “Howrah Station.” In Will You Still Love Me if I Shave My Head?. Toronto: Life Rattle Press, 2003, 49-56.

Links

Publisher Life Rattle Press

Publisher Mawenzi House (formerly TSAR)