Member Profile

Ashley Little

Photo: John Harkin 2011

Ashley Little writes fiction. Her work has won The Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, The Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize, been a finalist for the ReLit Award and longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Currently at work on a fourth novel and a screenplay, Ashley is available for readings, workshops, and manuscript consultations.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Anatomy of a Girl Gang. Arsenal Pulp Press, 2013
The New Normal. Orca Book Publishers, 2013
Prick: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist. Tightrope Books, 2011

Awards

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for Anatomy of a Girl Gang, 2014
Sheila A. Egoff Children's Literature Prize for The New Normal, 2014
International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (Longlisted) for Anatomy of a Girl Gang, 2015
City of Vancouver Book Award (Finalist) for Anatomy of a Girl Gang, 2014
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Presentation Description

A short reading from the novel followed by a Q&A. I speak about my inspiration, process, and the challenges and rewards that come with being a professional writer. Students are encouraged to read the book before hand and think of questions before I arrive.

Presentation Length:
flexible
Genre:
Young Adult Fiction
Grades:
4-12
Audience size:
15-60
Workshop Description:

How to Build Believable Characters:

What makes characters work? How do we come to think of them as real people? This workshop guides students in the process of creating strong, engaging, life-like fictional characters.

Northern OAC WITS:
Yes
One session:
$250 (+ travel & accommodation)
Two sessions:
$300 (+ travel & accommodation)
Three sessions:
$400 (+ travel & accommodation)
Four sessions:
$500 (+ travel & accommodation)
GST:
GST applicable