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Angélique Lalonde is the author of Glorious Frazzled Beings, which was a finalist for the 2021 Scotiabank Giller Prize. Lalonde holds a PhD in anthropology and won the 2019 Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for her short story “Pooka.” Her work has been published in several journals and appears in The Journey Prize Stories anthology and Best Canadian Stories. She lives on Gitxsan Territory, north of Hazelton, British Columbia.

Award History

Jury Citation

"Angélique Lalonde’s 'Pooka' is a contemporary classic. After a failed attempt at online fame, Pooka, a carpet collector and sculptor, must reconsider his artistic practice and its relationship to his mental health. Deftly weaving explorations of identity, isolation, and displacement with colourful and unexpected imagery, Lalonde tells a powerful story of life on the precipice. There is fear here, and an inescapable loneliness, but there is also a celebration of resilience that utterly defines this moment in literature, and society in general. Told in clean, efficient prose, Pooka’s story is both universal and deeply personal, with surprising twists and moments of dark humour that make it truly unforgettable."

—2019 Journey Prize Jury Carleigh Baker, Catherine Hernandez, and Joshua Whitehead

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