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

Donna Morrissey

Donna Morrissey publishes through Penguin Canada and has written six nationally best-selling novels.

She has received awards in Canada, the U.S. and England and her novel, Sylvanus Now was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize. Donna’s fiction has been translated into several different languages. She was nominated for a Gemini for her script, The Clothesline Patch (which won a Gemini for best production).

Her latest novel, The Fortunate Brother, spent six weeks on the best seller list and won the Arthur Ellis Award for best crime novel of 2017.

Aside from mentoring with Humber College, Donna teaches sporadically at Dalhousie University, and is eagerly at work on her seventh novel.

Find out more about Donna on her website,

Donna Morrissey