Ilana's Stanger-Ross' widely acclaimed debut novel Sima's Undergarments for Women (Overlook Press, 2009) is the story of Sima Goldner, a woman who owns a basement bra shop in Brooklyn.

According to her website: "Originally from Brooklyn, Ilana Stanger-Ross is currently a midwifery student at the University of British Columbia. She lives in Victoria, BC with her husband, Jordan Stanger-Ross, and two young daughters, Eva and Tillie.

"Ilana earned her Masters in Fiction from Temple University in Philadelphia, where she held a University Fellowship. She has been awarded numerous grants, including ones from the Leeway Foundation, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ontario Arts Council, the Barbara Deming Memorial/Money for Women Fund, and the Humber College Summer Writer's Workshop, as well as a Ragdale Foundation residency.

"A graduate of Columbia University's Barnard College, Stanger-Ross's fiction has been published in The Bellevue Review, Lilith Magazine, and online at; her non-fiction has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Walrus Magazine, & The Literary Review of Canada."

[BCBW 2009] "Fiction"

Review of the author's work by BC Studies:
Cartographies of Violence: Japanese Canadian Women, Memory, and the Subjects of the Internment