photo by Hugh A.D. Spencer

Candas Jane Dorsey’s oeuvre includes novels Black Wine (winner of Tiptree, Crawford and Aurora Awards) and Paradigm of Earth (shortlisted for Sunburst and Spectrum Awards); short story collections Machine Sex and other stories (containing the Aurora Award-winning storySleeping in a Box), Dark Earth Dreams, and Vanilla and other stories (winner of the WGA Short Fiction Award); four poetry books; several anthologies edited/co-edited, and stories, poems, reviews, critical essays, and rants in anthologies and magazines.

Eclectic in output and style, she has just completed a mystery novel, a young adult novel about an intersex teen, and has even been working on children’s picture book scripts.

She was editor/publisher for nine years of Canadian independent SF publisher Tesseract Books, and for 14 years of a literary press, The Books Collective. She teaches writing and speaks internationally on SF and other topics. She was founding president of SFCanada, the only Canadian professional writers’ organisation operating in both official languages. She works as a freelance writer, editor and communications consultant, and is an active arts and community advocate.

In addition to her literary honours she is the recipient of the Alberta Centennial Gold Medal, the City of Edmonton Achievement Award, the Todd Janes Pride Award, the Edmonton Police Service Human Rights Citation, and the YWCA Woman of the Year award.