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Wendy Bone is of Cree-Métis and Scottish heritage and specializes in literary journalism about the environment and human rights. Her most recent work includes an investigation into crimes committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya minority for The Investigative Journal and a piece on land grabs of Indigenous Orang Rimba territory in Indonesia for The Fiddlehead. Her fiction has appeared in the anthologies Bawaajigan: Stories of Power and Cli-Fi: Canadian Tales of Climate Change. Bone earned an MFA in creative writing from UBC and currently lives in Bandung, Indonesia. She was selected as a 2022 Writers’ Trust Rising Star by J.B. MacKinnon.

Program History

2022 Rising Star

Rising Stars

Selected by

J.B. MacKinnon


"Like all the best nonfiction, Wendy Bone’s writing positively thrums with a soulful engagement with reality. The boldness of her adventures and perseverance of her reporting, conveyed in luminous descriptions of landscapes and characters in all their vivid complexity, bring challenging truths to light. Bone is a storyteller turning a Canadian eye to the wider world, looking outward as much as inward — a difficult path, but one that enriches our shared literature."