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Krista Bridge was bitten by the writing bug in 2002 after having her first story published in Toronto Life. Four years later she published her debut collection of short stories, The Virgin Spy, and was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award and a ReLit Award. Bridge was a finalist for The Journey Prize in 2006 for her short story “A Matter of Firsts.” She lives in Toronto.


Krista Bridge on The Eliot Girls

Award History

2013 Finalist

Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
for The Eliot Girls

Jury Citation

The Eliot Girls, by Krista Bridge, is an elegant novel of manners set in a contemporary Toronto boarding school. Audrey Brindle is finally admitted in Grade 10, and enters a world of adamant hierarchies and loaded friendships. Her mother, Ruth, meanwhile, navigates the politics in the teachers’ lounge while fighting the frustrations of adulthood and its fading opportunities. With graceful echoes of George Eliot, Bridge’s finely crafted novel distinctively and deftly conjures a world both familiar and fresh, exclusive yet easily recognizable to us all.” — 2013 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Jury (Caroline Adderson, Alison Pick, and Miguel Syjuco)

2005 Finalist

Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize
for A Matter of Firsts