Michael Kaan

Michael Kaan was born in Winnipeg, the second child of a father from Hong Kong and a Canadian mother. His first novel, The Water Beetles (Goose Lane), details a family’s experiences in occupied Hong Kong during the Second World War, as seen through the eyes of a child. The novel is loosely based on the diaries and stories of his father, and was listed as a most anticipated read by Quill & Quire, CBC Books, and 49th Shelf. The Georgia Strait calls it a “work of lasting power.” Michael Kaan lives in Winnipeg.