Man Booker Prize nominee
Alison Pick is most recently the author of the novel STRANGERS WITH THE SAME DREAM (September 2017). Her memoir BETWEEN GODS, about depression, family secrets and forging a new identity from the ashes of the past, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award. It was shortlisted for both the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and for the prestigious JQ Wingate Prize in the UK. BETWEEN GODS was also a Top Book of 2014 at the CBC and The Globe and Mail.
Pick’s best-selling novel FAR TO GO was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award. FAR TO GO was a Top 10 Book of 2010 at NOW magazine and the Toronto Star, and was published around the world to international acclaim. It has been optioned for film by House of Films in Toronto.
Alison Pick is also the author of the poetry collections Question & Answer and The Dream World, and the novel The Sweet Edge. She was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising writer under the age of 35 in Canada. Her writing has appeared widely in publications including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and enRoute Magazine.
Alison Pick lives and writes in Toronto. She served on the jury for the 2015 Giller Prize and is currently on faculty at the Humber School for Writers.
2021 Virtual Workshop:
The Journal as a Literary Tool
A journal can be a writer’s best friend. It’s a place to record plot ideas, snippets of dialogue, inspirational quotes, and self-exploration that will fuel any genre. Come prepared for a variety of journaling exercises, writing prompts, free-association exercises, and other ways to get you past writers block and onto the page.