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.
Her debut short fiction collection, Life on Mars, published by Goose Lane Editions. Visit the media room for downloadable cover art, author photo and detailed contact information.
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.