Zsuzsi Gartner is the author of the acclaimed story collection All the Anxious Girls on Earth, editor of the award-winning Darwin’s Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow. Her second book, Better Living through Plastic Explosives, was a Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist. She has won National Magazine Awards for Fiction, most recently in 2016. Zsuzsi has taught MFA students at the University of British Columbia, and mentored fiction & non-fiction writers through the Banff Centre’s writing programs. She was the inaugural Frank O’Connor International Short Story Fellow in Cork, Ireland for 2016, and is a member of the 2016/2017 Expert Advisory Group on Canadian culture for the Minister of Heritage. Zsuzsi created Writers Adventure Camp in 2014 and lives in Vancouver.
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