A musician, artist and poet, Leanne Dunic followed winning the 2015 Alice Munro Short Story Contest by publishing her first book, To Love the Coming End (Bookthug 2017). The story follows the protaganist as she moves between Singapore, Canada and Japan. Obsessed with natural disasters as well as emotional upheavals such as the loss of a loved one, Dunic captures what it is like to simultaneously experience global trauma, her place in history and personal loss.

Dunic followed up with the memoir in verse, One and Half of You (Talon, 2021) about growing up biracial on rural Vancouver Island.

Her work has appeared in magazines and anthologies in Canada and abroad. She is the singer/guitarist of the band The Deep Cove. Based in Vancouver, Dunic is also the Artistic Director of the Powell Street Festival Society.


To Love the Coming End (Bookthug 2017) $18 978-1-77166-282-6. Fiction.
One and Half of You (Talon, 2021) $16.95 9781772012866. Poetry.

[BCBW 2021]