Q & A (interviews)

Meet Ann Y.K. Choi – interview in the GNU Journal

Radio interview: CBC Radio’s Ontario Today; aired August 10, 2017; available on CBC Radio’s website

TV interview: TVO’s The Agenda in the Summer; aired July 13, 2017 on TVO; available on TVO’s website

Online interview: Passages Canada; available on Passages Canada’s website

Radio interview: Roundhouse Radio 98.3 Vancouver, October 18, 2016; available on Roundhouse Radio’s website

Video Interview: Toronto Book Awards by the City of Toronto, October 2016; available on YouTube

Radio interview: Kobo in Conversation on Zoomer Radio, Toronto, August 25, 2016; available on Kobo’s website

TV interview: Global Morning Show, aired on May 3, 2016; available on Global’s website

Radio interview: CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, aired on May 2, 2016; available on CBC Radio’s website


16 Random Questions

Q: What are your favourite pizza toppings? 
Grilled zucchini, black olives, sundried tomatoes, any vegetables.

Q: If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you they be?
A: Satellite phone, a survival kit, notebook and pen.

Q: What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done?
A: Skydive.

Q: If you woke up and had 1000 unread emails, how would you choose which ones to read first?
A: Emails from family.

Q: You’re a huge Star Wars fan. Which character would you want to be?
A: Princess Leia’s best friend.

Q: What one superpower would you want?
A: Ability to be invisible.

Q: If you had to change your name, what would your new name be?
A: Something Korean and easy to pronounce.

Q: What is the craziest thing one of your teachers told you?
A: “English isn’t even your first language. Why would you want to write a book?”

Q: Who was your favorite high school teacher?
A: Ms. DiCarlo, an English teacher, who encouraged me to write.

Q: What’s the smartest decision you’ve made as a writer?
A: Take Creative Writing classes.

Q: What punctuation mark best describes you?
A: Semicolon

Q: If someone wrote a biography about you, what do you think the title should be?
A: It Gets Better

Q: What is your favorite palindrome?
A: “Live not on evil.”

Q: What is your favourite children’s book?
A: The Ugly Duckling

Q: What three questions do you get asked the most?
A: 1) What’s your next book about? 2) Have you met Margaret Atwood? 3) Do you like Kim’s Convenience (TV show)?