Alissa York

Alissa York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, writer/filmmaker Clive Holden.

York's award-winning short fiction has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, and in the collection, Any Given Power, published by Arbeiter Ring Publishing in 1999. Her first novel, Mercy, published by Random House Canada in 2003, was a Canadian bestseller. Dutch, French and US editions have appeared since.

York's second novel, Effigy, was published by Random House Canada in April 2007, short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and long-listed for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. International rights to the book have sold in Holland, Italy, France and the US.

Her new novel, Fauna, is available now from Random House Canada.

Festival Event:
Books and Brunch
Sunday, October 24 2010 @ 11:00 AM
Lord Elgin Hotel

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