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Eva Crocker is a freelance writer and PhD student whose debut novel All I Ask was longlisted for the 2020 Giller Prize and won the 2020 BMO Winterset Award. Her short story collection Barrelling Forward won the Alistair MacLeod Award for Short Fiction and the Canadian Authors Emerging Writer Award. Crocker was a finalist for the 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers and lives in St. John’s.

Award History

Jury Citation

“Eva Crocker brings to her first collection of stories the verve and self-assurance of a literary veteran. She chronicles emotional nuance with ease and brings her characters to life with an inventive, multilayered lens that mirrors so many of today’s interpersonal relationships. Crocker’s prose enlightens readers by securing and subverting narratives and her portrayals find meaning in both the unusual and the mundane.” -- 2017 Dayne Ogilvie Prize for LGBTQ Emerging Writers Jury (Eaton Hamilton, Elio Iannacci, and Trish Salah)

Works recognized by WT

Barrelling Forward: Stories