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Alissa York

Photo credit: Derek O'Donnell.

Alissa York

Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna and The Naturalist (winner of the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction). Her new novel, Far Cry, came out in March 2023. Stories from Alissa’s short fiction collection, Any Given Power, have won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in The Guardian, Brick magazine and elsewhere. In 2018, she won the Writers’ Trust Engel Findley Award for a Writer in Mid-Career. Alissa has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto, where she teaches at the Humber School for Writers.

Alissa York is published by Random House Of Canada

Photo credit: Derek O'Donnell.

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Far Cry by Alissa York, 2023

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