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Emily Paskevics is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers. Her work has appeared in publications including Vallum Magazine, The Humber Literary Review, and Hart House Review. She is the author of the chapbook poetry collection Notes on a wild encounter and her short story, “Little Wild Creatures,” was longlisted for the 2019 CBC Short Story Prize. Paskevics divides her time between Montreal and Toronto.

Award History

Jury Citation

“Emily Paskevics invokes fairy tale and children’s play to reach into the raw experience of childhood imagination, fear, beauty, magic, and grief. ‘Wild Girls’ moves easily between worlds and shapeshifts into more-than-human ways of seeing and sensing, all the while remaining perceptively grounded in a living, breathing existence shared by beings both dangerous and marvellous. This story is alive with vividly descriptive prose that traces the imprints of those who have passed before us to bring to light bonds of love and kinship far beyond our human selves.”

—2022 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Short Fiction Jury (Erin Frances Fisher, Angélique Lalonde, and Derek Mascarenhas)

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