Alissa York (c) Curtis Lantinga
Alissa York (c) Curtis Lantinga

Alissa York

Alissa York’s internationally acclaimed novels include Mercy, Effigy (shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize), Fauna ¬†and, most recently, The Naturalist. She is also the author of the short fiction collection, Any Given Power, stories which have won her the Journey Prize and the Bronwen Wallace Award. Her essays and articles have appeared in such periodicals as The Guardian, The Globe and Mail and Canadian Geographic. York has lived all over Canada and now makes her home in Toronto with her husband, artist Clive Holden.

Past Events

  • Saturday October 29, 2016

    • Our Inescapable Nature

      Cost: $18/ $15 Supporters, Free for Students & Youth 25 under

      Join distinguished authors Yann Martel, Andrew Westoll, and Alissa York as they read from their new works live!

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  • Wednesday October 26, 2016

    • The Past You Make

      Cost: $18/ $15 for Supporters, Free for Students & Youth 25 under

      Learn how C.C. Humphreys, Steven Price, and Alissa York re-imagine the past.

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  • Tuesday October 4, 2016

    • IFOA Etobicoke

      Cost: Sold Out

      Wendy O'Brien sits down with Alissa York to talk about The Naturalist.

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