Vincent Lam is an author and practicing physician whose first book, the short story collection Bloodletting & Miraculous Cures, won the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was adapted for television and broadcast on HBO Canada. The Headmaster’s Wager, his first novel, was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Literary Award and the Commonwealth Book Prize. Vincent published a biography of Tommy Douglas, “father of Medicare,” for Penguin Canada’s Extraordinary Canadians Series. He is also the co-author of The Flu Pandemic and You, which received a Special Recognition Award by the American Medical Writers’ Association and served as executive editor and co-author of the textbook, Opioid Agonist Therapy: A Prescriber’s Guide to Treatment. This year, he released the moving novel On the Ravine, a quiet but impactful look at the toll opioid addiction takes on people’s lives, hopes, and dreams, and the care givers who try to help them. The Globe and Mail calls it “a small miracle… a compelling narrative on the purgatory of addiction.”
Dr. Lam is an emergency physician and addictions physician who lives in Toronto. He is the medical director of the Coderix Medical Clinic.
Vincent’s appearance is supported by Author Patron Kim Lemaire.