Born in Ottawa, Lori McNulty of Vancouver was shortlisted for the twenty-first annual Danuta Gleed Literary Award honouring the best first collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in English in 2017. Her debut Life on Mars (Goose Lane 2017) contained a variety of short stories, some which were described by her publisher as: "A middle-aged sportswriter develops an intimate relationship with his donated heart. Two brothers find in their rotting family tree the tangled roots of a dark childhood memory. A young woman returns from a trip to Thailand, physically transformed, to face the wrath of her estranged mother. A divorced man hits the road from California to Newfoundland, guided by an irascible talking squid."

McNulty was previously a finalist for the CBC Short Story Prize, the CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize and the Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest. Her work had appeared in the Fiddlehead, the New Quarterly, PRISM international, the Dalhousie Review, Descant, and the Globe and Mail, as well as a number of anthologies. She was twice nominated for the Journey Prize, making the shortlist in 2014 for her story "Monsoon Season."


Life on Mars (Goose Lane 2017)

[BCBW 2018]