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Allegra McKenzie is a writer based in Wakefield, Quebec, in the Gatineau Hills. She placed first in the 2014 Quebec Writing Competition, and her short fiction has been published in Geist, Maisonneuve, and Salut King Kong: New English Writing from Quebec. McKenzie is co-owner of Point, a writing and editing business.

Award History

2016 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for This Monstrous Heart

Jury Citation

“‘This Monstrous Heart’ takes the reader on a surreal adventure into a world that feels at once familiar and strange. In elegant, seemingly effortless prose the author paints an intimate portrait of a friendship and the human heart. Like its protagonist, this story is a giant – but packaged in a tiny frame. It deftly balances humour, tragedy, introspection, and suspense.” — 2016 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Jury (Eden Robinson, Johanna Skibsrud, and Michael V. Smith)

Works recognized by WT

This Monstrous Heart