Kate Cayley is a poet, novelist and playwright. She is the author of the play After Akhmatova, which was produced by Tarragon Theatre where she is a playwright-in-residence. She is also the author of a young adult novel, The Hangman in the Mirror, and the poetry collection When This World Comes to an End. Cayley presents her first short story collection, How You Were Born, which won the 2015 Trillium Book Award, was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Fiction Prize and a finalist for the 2015 Governor General’s Award for Fiction. Cayley’s stories all ask the same question: what if ordinary life is much stranger than we allow ourselves to think?

Events Kate Cayley was involved in

  • READING: Cayley, Hay, Jarman and Shepard

    Saturday, October 31, 2015 - 4:00 PM

    Kate Cayley, Elizabeth Hay, Mark Anthony Jarman, and Jim Shepard read from their latest works.


  • GG Books Live!

    Monday, October 26, 2015 - 8:00 PM

    Celebrate the works nominated for the Governor General’s Literary Award for English-language Fiction.


  • Short and Sweet

    Sunday, October 25, 2015 - 12:00 PM

    Samuel Archibald, Kate Cayley, Tim Conley and David Constantine discuss their latest works.