Marty Chan writes plays for adults and books for kids. His dramatic works include romantic comedies, political satires, thrillers, and musicals. They have been produced around the world. His hit play Mom, Dad, I’m Living with a White Girl has been produced across Canada and Off-Broadway. His thriller, The Bone House, captivated audiences in Edmonton, Toronto, and Edinburgh. Marty’s children’s novels include The Mystery of the Graffiti Ghoul, which won the 2007 Diamond Willow Award.
Marty has also written radio plays and television scripts. From 1994 to 2000 his weekly commentary series, The Dim Sum Diaries, aired on CBC Radio. This series was adapted into a television program, The Orange Seed Myth, winning a Gold Medal for Best Television Pilot at the Charleston World Film and Television Festival.
Marty lives in Edmonton, Alberta. He was Citadel Theatre’s first playwright-in-residence and has served as the Chair of the Edmonton Arts Council. Marty received an Arts Achievement Award and a Performance Award from the City of Edmonton.