Kevin Chong was born in Hong Kong in 1975. He is the author of a novel, Baroque-a-Nova (Penguin Canada, 2001/Plume USA, 2002), a music memoir entitled Neil Young Nation (Greystone, 2005), and a forthcoming memoir on horse-racing. His writing has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and Chatelaine. He lives in Vancouver. Beauty Plus Pity is his latest book.