Susan Olding

Susan Olding is the author of Pathologies: A Life in Essays, selected by 49th Shelf as one of the top 100 Canadian books to read in a lifetime. Her work has been honoured multiple times by the National Magazine Awards Foundation and has appeared in The Bellingham ReviewThe L.A. Review of BooksMaisonneuveThe Malahat ReviewThe New Quarterly, and the Utne Reader, and in many anthologies including Best Canadian Essays, 2016 and In Fine Form, 2nd Edition. A graduate of the MFA program at the University of British Columbia, she lives with her family in Kingston, Ontario, where she holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship in Cultural Studies.

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Nonfiction: Pathologies: A Life in Essays (Freehand Books, Fall 2008). Longlisted for the RBC Taylor Prize. Winner of the Creative Nonfiction Collective’s Readers’ Choice Award, 2010.

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