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Carolyn Chung's work has appeared in Broken Pencil, The Puritan, FreeFall Magazine, Acta Victoriana, and Echolocation, among others. She has a BSc in neuroscience and psychology from the University of Toronto. Chung lives and writes in Toronto.

Award History

2021 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Bright Fish, Dead Bird

Jury Citation

“’Bright Fish, Dead Bird’ is a poignant and unapologetic portrait of a desolate man ruminating on the choices that led to his current state of loneliness. Carolyn Chung’s graceful prose and elegant turns of phrase create a rich inner life for the protagonist and narrator, immersing the reader in the thoughts and emotions of a complex and wonderfully nuanced character. Gently haunting, yet viscerally emotional, Chung’s story clings to you long after the last word rings out in your mind.”
— 2021 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award short fiction jury (J.R. McConvey, Zalika Reid-Benta, and John Elizabeth Stintzi)

Works recognized by WT