JJ Lee is the author of The Measure of a Man: The Story of a Father, a Son, and a Suit. It was shortlisted for the 2011 Governor-General's Literary Award for Non-Fiction, the 2012 Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, and the 2012 Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Non-Fiction.
In 2012, he was awarded GOLD for Best Short Feature by the National Magazine Awards for his essay "ELLE First: You are beautiful." Since 2013, he has written and performed a Christmas ghost story for CBC Radio's On The Coast. In 2014, he hosted the CBC Radio summer show, Head to Toe. In 2015, he served on the jury for the Hilary Weston Writer's Trust Prize for Non-Fiction. In 2019, his horror-fantasy character The Man In The Long Black Coat, a.k.a. Bekker, made his second appearance in Pulp Literature.
He lives in New Westminster where he is working on a sequel to The Measure of a Man.