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About Alison

Alison Pick is most recently the author of BETWEEN GODS, a memoir about depression, family secrets, and forging a new identity from the ashes of the past. It is published in Canada by Doubleday, and is forthcoming in the US with HarperCollins and in the UK with Tinder Press. 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 to international acclaim. It has been optioned for film by House of Films in Toronto. Alison Pick was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising writer under the age of 35 in Canada. She won the 2005 CBC Literary Award for Poetry and the 2003 National Magazine Award for Poetry. Her writing has appeared widely in publications including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and enRoute Magazine. Alison’s first novel, THE SWEET EDGE, was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book of 2005, and was optioned for film. Her first collection of poetry, QUESTION & ANSWER, was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry in Canada. 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 holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Guelph and an M Phil from Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. Pick is currently on Faculty at the Humber School for Writers, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the Iceland Writers Retreat. She lives and writes in Toronto.

2017 Tour

September 7 – Oakville Public Library

September 9 – Dunedin Literary Festival

September 10 – Eden Mills Writers Festival

September 21 – Uxbridge – Blue Heron Books

October 1 – Kingston – Kingston Writers Festival

October 3 – Toronto – Holy Blossom Temple

October 12 to 15 – Calgary – Wordfest Writers Festival

October 16 to 22 – Vancouver Writers Fest

October 24 – Ottawa Writers Festival

October 25 – Orangeville – BookLore

October 26 to 29 – Toronto – IFOA

November 3 & 4 – Waterloo – Wild Writers Festival

November 20 – Grimsby – Grimsby Authors Series

November 21 – Winnipeg – Jewish Community Centre & McNally Robinson Bookstore

November 30 – Toronto – Eh List, Barbara Frum Library