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Deirdre Dore writes fiction, poetry, and plays. Her work has appeared on stages and in literary journals, including Geist, Prairie Fire, and The Malahat Review, among others. Her story “Sappers Bridge” won the Western Magazine Award for Fiction. She holds a degree in psychology from Boston University and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, where she completed a collection of short fiction. Originally from New York, she now lives in Nakusp, British Columbia, where she is revising her collection of stories and at work on a novella.

Award History

Jury Citation

“‘The Wise Baby’ by Deirdre Dore is that wonderful rarity: a lightly told and very funny story that nevertheless bears great weight. Dore acquaints us with a narrator of remarkable freshness, intelligence, wit, and generosity, who is somehow managing to fail in all regards, quite spectacularly. With a style that appears effortless, the storytelling offers sprawling pleasures, including dead-on dialogue, a cast of strangely compelling beautiful losers, and an imaginative and original voice the reader will return to with pleasure.” — 2015 Journey Prize Jury (Anthony De Sa, Tanis Rideout, and Carrie Snyder)

Works recognized by WT

The Wise Baby