Lori fell in love with language and literature while studying the great Russian writers including Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky, Chekhov and Bulgakov. She began writing poetry and creative non-fiction, then ventured into fiction while completing her Master of Fine Arts at the University of British Columbia.
She also creates stories across media as a digital storyteller, travel writer, and communications consultant. See her digital portfolio.
Awards & Publications
She is a two-time Journey Prize nominee, short-listed for Monsoon Season in 2014. Lori is also a three time long-list finalist for the CBC Canada Reads prize (fiction and non-fiction) and was short-listed for the New Quarterly Edna Staebler essay prize. Her work has been published in Descant, The New Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, Prism International, The Dalhousie Review, and the Globe & Mail.
Lori holds an MA in English from McGill University and an MFA from the University of British Columbia. She is also a graduate of the Simon Fraser University Writing Program.