Jon Chan Simpson

Jon Chan Simpson was born and raised in Red Deer, Alberta. He is a graduate of the University of Toronto’s MA creative writing program, and his work has been featured in Ricepaper magazine. His debut novel, Chinkstar (Coach House Books), is a self-assured, wildly inventive, free-flowing rap battle of a book that undermines cultural stereotypes as it tells a story about rival gangs, a missing hip-hop artist, and star-crossed lovers in Red Deer. A reviewer at The Edmonton Journal calls it “the best debut novel I’ve read so far this year.” Simpson lives in Toronto.