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Katie Zdybel


Katie's writing was shortlisted for the 2018 HarperCollins/UBC Prize for Best New Fiction and twice received a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts (2019 and 2021). She won the 2020 $10,000 Carter V. Cooper Emerging Writer Short Fiction Award as selected by Joyce Carol Oates (a second story was also shortlisted for the prize) and The New Quarterly’s 2018 Peter Hinchcliffe Short Fiction Award, as well as having received publisher nominations for the 2019 Writers’ Trust Journey Prize and a 2021 National Magazine Award.


Katie's writing has appeared in EXILE Quarterly, The New Quarterly, The Malahat Review, The Antigonish Review, and more. She is a graduate of the University of British Columbia MFA in Creative Writing program and the Humber College Creative Writing by Correspondence program. Katie is represented by the CookeMcDermid agency and is currently at work on her first novel. 

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