2009 Journey Prize Winner

Journey Cover 2009

Yasuko Thanh
“Floating Like the Dead”

Published in Vancouver Review

 Yasuko Thanh


Using artfully simple language, Yasuko Thanh has crafted a story of powerfully resonant emotion with tremendous restraint – a gift that respects both her characters and her readers.

About the Author

Yasuko Thanh has lived in Germany, Mexico, and Central America, and currently resides in Victoria. Her stories have been published in Prairie Fire, Descant, and PRISM international. She was a finalist for the Hudson Prize, the Future Generations Millennium Prize, and the David Adams Richards Award. She is at work on a novel and a short story collection called When You Get Where You’re Going.

About the Story

At the turn of the twentieth century, a dwindling group of Chinese-Canadian lepers spend their final days fighting for survival and dreaming of escape after they are exiled to a remote island.




Woodcock Fund



Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing


September 19 for books published between June 20 and September 18, 2018


Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction
and Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize


July 18 for books published between May 16 and Sept 30, 2018


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