Terry Woo

Born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1971, Terry Woo now lives in Toronto. He graduated from the University of Waterloo with degrees in Systems Design Engineering and Psychology. His first novel, Banana Boys, is a remarkable exploration of the university and post-graduate lives of five young Chinese-Canadian men. The novel has been adapted for the stage by Leon Aureus. Woo studied Journalism at Ryerson University. He is working on a second novel.


Banana Boys

Toronto: Riverbank Press, 2000.
PS8595 .O5988 B36 2000

Publisher’s Synopsis

What is the nature of the Banana? To Luke, Dave, Mike, and Sheldon, it’s a curious predicament brought on by upbringing– growing up yellow on the outside, white on the inside. They’re together to pay their last respects to Rick, the one Banana Boy who seemed to have it all, but was found dead in his living room, apparently of suicide.

Awards and Honours

1999 Asian-Canadian Writer’s Workshop Award (Shortlisted)


Banana Boys website includes information about the author and the book, readers’ comments, reviews, interviews, excerpts, stage adaptation, and more.