Writing & Books
Writing fiction, non-fiction, essays and screenwriting
I fell in love with books as a child, reading the classics and Canadian gems like Gordon Korman’s This Can’t Be Happening at MacDonald Hall, written by the teenage author as a 7th grade English project. Later, I fell in love with the great Russian writers including Tolstoy, Chekhov, Bulgakov and Dostoyevsky. Their great moral debates and profound truths stirred my imagination and set me on the winding, frequently heart-rending writer’s path. I wrote poetry, creative non-fiction, then found my voice writing fiction while completing my Master of Fine arts at the University of British Columbia.
My debut fiction collection, Life on Mars, launches March 7, 2017. I am at work on a novel. I’ve also enjoyed screenwriting as a video producer, editor and writer.
My writing has been published in several literary magazines. Read my author’s bio and get media info here
“We’re not mountaineers, not one of us, but tomorrow we set off on a three-week trek to the Garhwal Himalayas, a mountain backbone stretching across the northern Indian state of Uttaranchal.”
“Steel wings pierce glass, sure as a slit throat. Smoke. Fire. Two towers, the pierced lungs of a city, collapse.”
“Life on Mars is full of gorgeous, surprising, shocking, funny, vivid writing. There is a tangible sense of literary danger here and also great elegance. A sense that the world — as dark and dangerous and weird as it might be — offers up a thousand opportunities for light and redemption.”
Lori has been twice nominated for the Writer’s Trust Journey Prize. She is a three time long-list finalist for the CBC Canada Reads prize and was short listed for the Edna Staebler essay contest. She holds an MFA from the University of British Columbia, an MA from McGill University and is a graduate of the Simon Fraser University Writing Program. Her work has been published in Descant, The New Quarterly, The Fiddlehead, Prism international, The Dalhousie Review, and the Globe & Mail.
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