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

Alissa York

Full-Time Faculty, Creative Writing

Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include MercyEffigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna and, most recently, The Naturalist. Stories from her short fiction collection, Any Given Power, won the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her award-winning essays and articles have appeared in The GuardianThe Globe and MailBrick magazine and elsewhere. In 1998, Alissa co-founded Cyclops Press, an independent publishing company specializing in literary multimedia titles. She has been teaching and mentoring writers for a decade. Having lived all over Canada, she now makes her home in Toronto.

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