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Tara McGowan-Ross is a Mi’kmaw multidisciplinary artist and writer. She is the host of Drawn & Quarterly’s Indigenous Literatures Book Club and a critic of independent and experimental theatre for BroadwayWorld. She is the author of “Girth” and “Scorpion Season,” which appeared in Best Canadian Poetry. Nothing Will be Different: A Memoir is McGowan- Ross’ debut book of nonfiction. She lives in Montreal.

Award History

2022 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for Nothing Will Be Different: A Memoir

Jury Citation

“In Nothing Will Be Different, Tara McGowan-Ross unravels history and present in raw, unflinching prose that is at once funny, heartbreaking, and lyrical. A coming-of-age reflection that is searing in its honesty, energy, and depth, McGowan-Ross treads difficult topics such as death, loss, addiction, and grief with wryness, wit, and depth. With an intense voice resolutely and unapologetically her own, McGowan-Ross dares readers to come along on a death-defying, life-affirming journey.”