Adam Lewis Schroeder completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia (where he now teaches) and has since travelled widely and published stories in more than a dozen journals and anthologies. In 2001 Raincoast Books published his short fiction collection Kingdom of Monkeys which was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Award as the year's best first collection by an English Canadian. Raincoast published his second book, the novel Empress of Asia, in September 2006. It was selected by The Globe and Mail as one of the top 100 books of 2006. Adam lives in Penticton, BC, with his wife Nicole and their son Jimmy.
"Empress of Asia
is a surefire winner.... This is a compelling, heartbreaking and witty book that will stay with you long after you've put it down."
—The Globe and Mail