About the Judges 2013

 

POETRY CONTEST

Catherine Graham is the author of the poetry trilogy Pupa, The Red Element and Winterkill. She teaches creative writing at U of T’s School of Continuing Studies and her forthcoming collection, Her Red Hair Rises with the Wings of Insects will appear in fall 2013, with Wolsak & Wynn. www.catherinegraham.com

Robert McGill (PhD 2006) is a professor in U of T’s English department. His novel Once We Had a Country will be published in August by Knopf Canada, and his nonfiction book The Treacherous Imagination: Intimacy, Ethics, and Autobiographical Fiction will be published in the fall by The Ohio State University Press.

Alexandra Leggat‘s latest short story collection, Animal, was shortlisted for the 23rd Trillium Book Award. She instructs creative writing at U of T’s School of Continuing Studies. Her debut novel is slated for publication this fall.

Laura Lush is a poet and fiction writer. She teaches creative writing in U of T’s School of Continuing Studies.

 

SHORT STORY CONTEST

Michelle Berry (BA 1990 NEW) has published three short-story collections and four novels. Michelle teaches at the U of T’s School of Continuing Studies and Trent University. Her novel Interference will be published in 2014.

Dennis Bock is a creative writing instructor at U of T’s School of Continuing Studies. His new novel, Going Home Again, will be published this August.

Lauren Kirshner’s debut novel Where We Have To Go (M&S) was a finalist for the 2010 City of Toronto Book Award. Kirshner (BA 2005 Victoria, MA 2007, Bed 2009) received NOW’s “Best Emerging Author” award of 2009 and has twice won the Hart House Poetry Competition. She teaches creative writing and is working on her second novel.

Novelist Ray Roberston (BA 1993 VIC) lives in Toronto.