December Book Talk: Kai Cheng Thom

WOTS Toronto presents our December Book Talk! This month we featured Kai Cheng Thom on her new book for young readers For Laika: The Dog Who Learned The Name of the Stars. In the guest interviewer seat, we have Kai Yun Ching, illustrator of the book and Kai Cheng’s previous illustrator collaborator on From The Stars in the Sky to the Fish in the Sea. Listen to their intimate and inspiring conversation at the link above.

For Laika was released in November 2021 with Arsenal Pulp Press, find it at your favourite local bookseller!
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Kai Cheng Thom is a writer, performance artist, and community healer in Toronto. She is an author whose oeuvre includes a novel, a collection of poetry, a memoir, and collected essays. Kai Cheng won the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers in 2017.

Kai Yun Ching is a community-based consultant, educator, and illustrator. They edited and published Children’s Stories, a collection of tales written by children, with the publishing collective Quilted Creatures in 2016. 

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