Publisher: Brick Books
Alayna Munce grew up in Huntsville, Ontario, and has spent most of her adulthood in the Parkdale neighbourhood of Toronto. Alayna began working at Brick Books in 2007, and became a member of Brick’s editorial collective a few years later. Her work has appeared in numerous Canadian literary journals. In 2003, she won second prize in the CBC Literary Awards’ travel writing category. In 2004, her work was featured in the anthology Breathing Fire 2: Canada’s New Poets. Her first novel, When I Was Young and in My Prime (Nightwood Editions, 2005) was nominated for the Trillium Book Award and appeared on the national bestseller list. Alayna has also worked as a freelance fiction editor. In recent years, books she has edited have won and been nominated for many national and regional awards, including the Governor General’s Award for Poetry, The Griffin Poetry Prize, and the Trillium Book Award.