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Kate Cayley

Kate Cayley

Kate Cayley has published two collection of short stories, two collections of poetry, and a young adult novel, and written a number of plays, both traditional and experimental, which have been performed in Canada, the US and the UK. She is a former playwright in residence at Tarragon Theatre, and is a frequent writing collaborator with immersive company Zuppa Theatre. She has won the Trillium Book Award, the Mitchell Prize for Poetry, an O. Henry Prize, and a Chalmers Fellowship, and been a finalist for the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the K. M. Hunter Award, and the ReLit Award for both poetry and fiction. She lives in Toronto with her wife and their three children.



The Hangman in the Mirror. 2011, Annick Press
When This World Comes to an End. 2013, Brick Books
How You Were Born. 2014, Pedlar Press
Other Houses. 2017, Brick Books
Householders. 2021, Biblioasis


Trillium Book Award for How You Were Born, 2015
Shortlist, Governor General's Award for Fiction for How You Were Born, 2015
O. Henry Prize for The Bride and the Street Party, 2017
Mitchell Prize for Faith and Poetry for Lent, 2021
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