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Leah Mol is a writer and editor. Her short story, “Lipstick Day,” won the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize. She holds a Bachelor of Journalism from Carleton University and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Mol lives in Toronto.

Award History

2020 Finalist

RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers
for Six Things My Father Taught Me About Bears

Jury Citation

“'Six Things My Father Taught Me About Bears' features a child narrator as she describes life with her single father and the meaning of family. Leah Mol’s deceptively simple sentences brim with meaning and tenderness and brilliantly capture a voice caught in that fleeting moment between childhood and adolescence with great empathy.  This is a deeply moving snapshot of a family whose conditions are unstable but their love resilient."
— 2020 RBC Bronwen Wallace Award Short Fiction Jury (Kris Bertin, Djamila Ibrahim, and Carrianne Leung)

Works recognized by WT