Alison Pick’s novel Far to Go was nominated for the Man Booker Prize and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Fiction. It has been optioned by House of Film in Toronto. Between Gods, Pick’s memoir about depression, family secrets and forging a new identity from the ashes of the past, won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Memoir and was shortlisted for both the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and for the JQ Wingate Prize in the UK.
Alison Pick is also the author of two poetry collections; she is a past winner of the CBC Literary Award, a National Magazine Award, and the Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising Canadian writer under the age of 35. Pick served on the jury for the 2015 Giller Prize and has twice been a fellow at both Yaddo and MacDowell. Currently on faculty at the Humber School for Writers, Alison Pick lives and writes in Toronto.