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Melanie Little

Melanie Little

Melanie Little grew up in Timmins, Ontario and has lived in a lot of other places since. She writes fiction and non-fiction for adults and teens and has taught creative writing at Dalhousie University and at workshops across Canada. She was the founding editor of Freehand Books, Series Editor for Annick Press's "Single Voice" series, and from 2010 to 2012 was the Senior Editor of Canadian Fiction at the House of Anansi Press. She holds an Honours B.A. in English Literature from McGill University, an M.A. in English from the University of Toronto, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia.She lives in Toronto with her husband, the writer Peter Norman, and is working on a novel.

Toronto, Ontario


What My Father Gave Me: Daughters Speak (Editor). Annick Press, 2011
The Apprentice's Masterpiece: A Story of Medieval Spain. Annick Press, 2008, paperback 2009
Confidence: Stories. Toronto: Thomas Allen Publishers, 2003


Canadian's Children Centre Best Books, starred selection for The Apprentice's Masterpiece, 2010
Young Adult Honour Award, Canadian Library Association for The Apprentice's Masterpiece, 2009
Silver Award, Nautilus Book Awards for The Apprentice's Masterpiece, 2009
Independent Publisher Book Award for The Apprentice's Masterpiece, 2009
Middle East Book Award for The Apprentice's Masterpiece, 2009
Lois Hole Award for Editorial Excellence (Book Publishers' Association of Alberta) for for Good to a Fault by Marina Endicott, 2009
Markin-Flanagan Canadian Writer in Residence, 2005-2006
Shortlisted, Danuta Gleed Award for Confidence, 2004
Globe and Mail Top 100 Book for Confidence, 2003
Winner, PRISM International Short Fiction Competition, 2004
Shortlisted, Bronwen Wallace Award (fiction), 2001
Winner, Writers' Union of Canada Short Prose Competition, 1997
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