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Mason Pierre

Terese Mason Pierre is a writer and editor whose work has appeared in The Walrus, ROOM, and Brick, among others. She has authored two chapbooks, Surface Area and Manifest. She won the 2023 Writers’ Trust McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize and her work has been nominated for the bpNichol Chapbook Award and the Rhysling Award. Mason Pierre is co-editor-in-chief of Augur Magazine and co-director of the speculative literature conference AugurCon. She lives in Toronto. 

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“Terese Mason Pierre’s writing is startlingly versatile, moving back and forth and between the literary and the speculative, and artfully engaging social issues and deep character formation at once. She is able torange,with great agility, between the lyric and the fictive. Her prose is dialogue-driven and thoughtful, putting its feet down in settings that are often local and tangible. Premise never overpowers character in her fiction, and we see who her figures are, whether that is through the pressures of the social or by circumstances made strange and defamiliarized through the flavourings of fantasy. Hers is work that is exciting and wide-ranging, and I am thrilled to see where she takes us next.”