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Program(s): Creative Writing - Fiction, Creative Non-Fiction, Poetry

Alison Pick

Alison Pick is the author of the novel FAR TO GO, longlisted for the prestigious Man Booker Prize. FAR TO GO won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction, and was a Top 10 of 2010 Book at NOW magazine and The Toronto Star. Rights have been sold in Canada, Quebec, the US, the UK, Italy, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, and Brazil. FAR TO GO has also been optioned for film by House of Films in Toronto.

Alison Pick’s writing has appeared in publications including The Globe and MailThe Walrus, and enRoute Magazine. She was the winner of the 2005 CBC Literary Award for Poetry, the 2003 National Magazine Award for Poetry, and the 2002 Bronwen Wallace for most promising Canadian writer under the age of 35.

Alison’s first novel, THE SWEET EDGE, was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2005, and was optioned for film by Four Seasons Productions. Her first collection of poetry, QUESTION & ANSWER, was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada, and for a Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award. The title poem of her second collection, THE DREAM WORLD, appeared in the Best Canadian Poetry of 2008.

Born in Toronto in 1975, Alison grew up in Kitchener, Ontario and in Quebec’s Eastern Townships. She has a BA in Psychology from the University of Guelph and an M Phil from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Currently on faculty in the Humber School for Writers' Creative Writing by Correspondence program, Alison Pick in Toronto where she is at work on a memoir.

http://www.alisonpick.com/