Wayson Choy CM (Chinese: 崔維新; April 20, 1939 – April 28, 2019) was a Canadian novelist. Choy wrote the award-winning book The Jade Peony (1995). The novel's sequel, All That Matters, was published in 2004. His memoir Paper Shadows: A Chinatown Childhood (1999), won the 2000 Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction. In 2005, Choy was made a member of the Order of Canada.
Choy was born in Vancouver, British Columbia. He had a Chinese background. He spent his childhood in the city's Chinatown. Choy attended Gladstone Secondary School in East Vancouver. He attended the University of B.C.. Choy was openly gay.
Choy died on April 28, 2019, at the age of 80.
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- Zacharias, Yvonne (June 10, 2015). "Vancouver native Wayson Choy on Chinatown, coming out as a gay man, and his favourite books". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved April 29, 2019.
- Balser, Erin (April 28, 2019). "Wayson Choy, author of The Jade Peony, dead at 80". CBC. Retrieved April 29, 2019.