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Darcy Tamayose is a writer, graphic designer, and PhD student. Her novel, Odori, won the Canada-Japan Literary Award in 2008 and was a finalist for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s Georges Bugnet Award. Tamayose’s book, Katie Be Quiet, was shortlisted for Foreword INDIES Juvenile Fiction Award. She lives in Lethbridge, Alberta.

Award History

2022 Finalist

Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
for Ezra’s Ghosts

Jury Citation

“Darcy Tamayose writes from the other side. Each story in Ezra’s Ghosts is unique and allows us to see life from beyond, exploring the aspects of grief from those who have moved on. Each character is placed inside our hearts, connecting us to the spirit of their loved one. She writes on ‘the significance of the sacred,’ treading on the possibility of even more life and purpose in the afterlife. Tamayose is a gifted writer whose every sentence is written with care and precision.”

Works recognized by WT