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Anna L. Quon

Anna Quon is a freelance writer, poet, and novelist with Chinese and Caucasian ancestry living in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia. Quon earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Dalhousie University in 1989. She facilitates creative workshops, mostly for people living with mental health issues.



Halifax, N.S.: Invisible Publishing, 2013.
PS8633 .U65 L69 2013

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Low is a novel about family, identity, illness, love and loss. Lyrical, personal prose draw readers into the world of Adriana Song. We feel our way through Low with her as she navigates lopsided friendships, failed romances—as she tries to to weather the storm that is her life.



Migration Songs

Halifax, N.S.: Invisible Publishing, 2009.
PS8633 .U65 M54 2009

Publisher’s Synopsis

Joan is on the brink. Cough drop addict, school bus driver, mixed race daughter of a Maoist English father and a Chinese-Canadian mother, Joan struggles for meaning after a friend’s death reveals a secret life. Migration Songs is a lost letter from your past, an intimate experience full of humour and grace.

Awards and Honours

2009 Dartmouth Book Awards (Finalist)
2009 Expozine Alternative Press Awards – English book (Finalist)


Where the Silver River Ends

Halifax: Invisible Publishing, 2022
E-book (Access restricted to members of the university community)

Publisher’s Synopsis (From its website)

Joan, a half-Chinese English conversation teacher unmoored in Europe, flees Budapest for a fresh start. Stepping off the train in Bratislava, she meets Milan, a proud Roma teenager, and they strike up a friendship. Milan helps Joan settle into the city, and in turn, Joan introduces him to Adriana, who has travelled to lay the memory of her dead mother to rest. They form an unlikely trio, bound by love and luck into something like family.

At the crossroads of youthful hope and the startling magic of coincidence, Where the Silver River Ends delves deep into mixed-race identity, systemic oppression, family reconciliation, and what happens when we gather the courage to slip out of the current and make our own way in the world.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Half Empty: Poems

Dartmouth, N.S.: A.L. Quon, 2005.

Poetry (Chapbook)

Poems for 4 Seasons

Dartmouth, N.S.: A.L. Quon, 2004.


Anna Quon personal website

Anna Quon “spotlight interview” from June 29, 2018 on the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia website

Publisher Invisible Publishing