About the Author

Elizabeth McLean


Elizabeth McLean immigrated to Canada from Warsaw, Poland, in the 1960s. She worked for several years as a CBC radio producer, a researcher for TIME Canada, and a government policy writer. In 2005, she moved to Hanoi, Vietnam, where she spent six years immersed in and researching Vietnamese culture. Her book The Swallows Uncaged: A Narrative in Eight Panels was published in 2015. Elizabeth lives in Vancouver.