Originally from South Korea, Ann Y.K. Choi immigrated to Canada in 1975. She is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers and the Creative Writing Certificate Program at the University of Toronto. She is currently completing an MFA in Creative Writing from the National University in San Diego, California. In 2012, she received the Marina Nemat Award. Kay’s Lucky Coin Variety is Choi’s “explosive and heartfelt debut” (Toronto Star), a bittersweet coming-of-age story set in Toronto’s Korean community in the 1980s.