Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna  and, most recently, The Naturalist. She is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories which have won her the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.

Events Alissa York was involved in

  • Black Box Session: Humber School for Writers, Love & Defiance Podcast

    Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 9:00 PM

    The Black Box session is a live taping of Humber School for Writers’ upcoming Love and Defiance podcast featuring David Bezmozgis.


  • In Conversation: Miriam Toews

    Friday, October 19, 2018 - 7:00 PM

    Join award-winning author Miriam Toews for a transformative discussion about her latest book, Women Talking, which challenges our thinking about women and men in our contemporary world.


  • Our Inescapable Nature

    Saturday, October 29, 2016 - 3:00 PM

    Join distinguished authors Yann Martel, Andrew Westoll, and Alissa York as they read from their new works live!


  • The Past You Make

    Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 6:00 PM

    Learn how C.C. Humphreys, Steven Price, and Alissa York re-imagine the past.


  • IFOA Etobicoke

    Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 7:00 PM

    Wendy O'Brien sits down with Alissa York to talk about The Naturalist.