Writer (& reader)

A few highlights:

  • Lots of short stories published, and a handful of essays and poems

  • Winner of the PEN International New Voices Award and RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award

  • MFA from New York University in Creative Writing

  • A novel, named Cala, set in the Outer Hebrides, published by Head of Zeus (2019)

  • A residency at the Banff Centre

  • Multiple competitive arts council grants

The last five books I read:

  • Marguerite Abouet, Aya de Yopougon (all the volumes... love this series!)

  • Rabindranath Tagore, Stray Birds

  • Yasunari Kawabata, Snow Country

  • Donella Meadows, Thinking in Systems

  • Ted Chiang, Stories of Your Life and Others

The last five albums I listened to while writing:

  • Talk Talk, Spirit of Eden

  • Madlib, Sound Ancestors

  • Mary Lattimore, Silver Ladders

  • Floating Points, Pharaoh Saunders & The London Symphony Orchestra, Promises

  • G. S. Schray, The Changing Account 

Current tea rotation: orange pekoe, chamomile, peppermint, jasmine green