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Nadia Zheng
Gillian Sze
BIO
Biography

GILLIAN SZE is a writer and teacher. She is the author of multiple poetry collections, including Peeling Rambutan (Gaspereau Press, 2014), Redrafting Winter (BuschekBooks, 2015), and Panicle (ECW Press, 2017), which were finalists for the QWF's A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry. She has also published creative nonfiction, articles, interviews, and book reviews. More recently, she has started writing for children and has published two picture books: The Night Is Deep and Wide (illustrated by Sue Todd) and My Love for You Is Always (illustrated by Michelle Lee). Sze's work has been supported by the Canada Council of the Arts and the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, and has received awards such as the University of Winnipeg Writers' Circle Prize and the 3Macs carte blanche Prize. Her work has also attained starred reviews from Quill & Quire, Publishers Weekly and Kirkus Reviews and has been translated into Slovenian, French, Italian, Turkish, Hebrew, and Greek. She has served as a judge for a number of national and international literary competitions, such as the Montreal International Poetry Prize, the National Magazine Awards, the bpNichol Chapbook Award, and the Latner Writers' Trust Poetry Prize. She studied Creative Writing and English Literature and received a Ph.D. in Études anglaises from Université de Montréal. Originally from Winnipeg, she now resides in Montreal where she teaches creative writing and literature.

ADDRESS
City: Montreal, Province/Territory: Quebec
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PUBLICATIONS
Publications
Title
Quiet Night Think
Publisher
ECW Press
Year
2022
Title
You Are My Favorite Color
Publisher
Philomel (Penguin Random House USA)
Year
2022
Title
My Love for You Is Always
Publisher
Philomel (Penguin Random House USA)
Year
2021
Title
The Night Is Deep and Wide
Publisher
Orca Book
Year
2021
Title
Panicle
Publisher
ECW Press
Year
2017
Title
Redrafting Winter
Publisher
BuschekBooks
Year
2015
Title
Peeling Rambutan
Publisher
Gaspereau Press
Year
2014
Title
The Anatomy of Clay
Publisher
ECW Press
Year
2011
Title
Fish Bones
Publisher
DC Books
Year
2009
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