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Lauren Carter

Photo: Ulrich Kretschmar 2012

Lauren Carter's first novel, Swarm (Brindle & Glass, 2013), was called "one of the more realistic recent imaginings of the shape of things to come" by the Toronto Star and was voted onto the Canada Reads list of Top 40 books that could change Canada.

She was the 2013 first prize winner of the Prairie Fire Fiction Contest and was long-listed last year for the CBC Poetry Prize. Her poetry collection, Lichen Bright, was long-listed for the ReLit Award and she has also been nominated for the Journey Prize.

A transplanted Ontarian, she currently lives in The Pas, Manitoba where she is working on her second novel and a second collection of poetry. She blogs weekly about life as a writer in Canada's North and runs a monthly interview series with Canadian writers called the Firelight Interview Series. Visit her online at

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c/o Writers' Union of Canada


Swarm. Brindle & Glass, 2013
LIchen Bright . Your Scrivener Press, 2005
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