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Carried away on the crest of a wave

Jury Statement

David Yee's carried away on the crest of a wave is a play to make the stars sing. Full of indelible imagery and fresh, powerful language, it gives a human face to an almost unimaginably huge catastrophe and leaves us with a boundless sense of hope. To read it is to be moved.


carried away on the crest of a wave

By David Yee

  • Book Details
  • Published by Playwrights Canada Press; distributed by University of Toronto Press
  • ISBN: 978-1-77091-257-1
David Yee, Toronto, ON

David Yee, Toronto, ON

Photo: Nick Wong

Who is David Yee?

David Yee wins his first Governor General’s Literary Award in 2015 with carried away on the crest of a wave. A Dora Mavor Moore Award-nominated actor and playwright, he is playwright-in-residence at the Tarragon Theatre and Factory Theatre and currently serves as Artistic Director of fu-GEN Asian Canadian Theatre Company. His other plays include lady in the red dress and paper SERIES, and his work has been published in the Asian Canadian drama anthology Love & Relasianships (edited by Nina Lee Aquino) and the monologue book Refractions: Solo (edited by Yvette Nolan & Donna Michelle St. Bernard). David Yee, who proudly identifies himself as a Hapa of Scottish and Chinese descent, was born and raised in Toronto.