Day's Lee

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Day's Lee



Published books

TitleExtended titleYear of Publication
The Fragrant GardenThe Fragrant Garden2005

Day’s Lee is a documentary filmmaker and author based in Montreal.

Lee produced, directed and wrote the documentary Meet and Eat at Lee's Garden which takes a look at Chinese-Canadian restaurants in Montreal in the 1950s and what they meant to the Chinese community and their Jewish customers. It premiered on the CBC program Absolutely Canadian in November 2020. In 2022, it was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award for Best History Documentary Program or Series. The documentary is currently available for streaming on CBC GEM.

As an author, she published the children’s picture book, The Fragrant Garden and a young adult novel entitled Guitar Hero. Her latest book The Red Pagoda and Other Stories is a collection of previously published short stories several of which were nominated or short listed for awards. As a freelance writer, her articles and personal essays have appeared in national and local magazines.

Membership: The Writers’ Union of Canada and The Quebec Writers’ Federation