Thea Lim smiling next to a telephone pole, in front of a yellow white and black abstract mural with green moths and edison bulbs.
Photo by Layne Beckner Grime

Thea Lim is the author of An Ocean of Minutes, which was a shortlisted finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, longlisted for Canada Reads, translated into three languages, and optioned for television. Her writing has been published in Granta, The Nation, The Paris Review, Best Canadian StoriesThe GuardianThe Globe and MailGuernica, and others. She holds an MFA from the University of Houston. She’s always delighted to be entrusted with the words of other writers, whether as a book critic, a story consultant for film and television, as creative writing faculty at many schools including the University of Toronto, Sheridan College, and the Flying Books School of Reading and Writing, as a mentor at Diaspora Dialogues, the Writers Union of Canada, and the University of Guelph, or as an arts council jury member.  This year she is the Barker Fairley Distinguished Visitor at University College. She grew up in Singapore and now lives with her family in Toronto.