Evelyn Lau's first book, "Runaway: Diary of a Street Kid," was published in 1989 when she was eighteen. It became a Canadian bestseller and was recently made into a CBC-TV movie. Lau is also the author of the acclaimed book of short stories "Fresh Girls and Other Stories," as well as three poetry collections. In 1992 she became the youngest poet ever to be nominated for the Governor General's Award. Evelyn Lau lives and works in Vancouver.