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Michelle Alfano

Michelle Alfano's personal memoir The Unfinished Dollhouse (Cormorant Books, 2017) was selected as one of The Globe 100 Best Books of the Year in 2017. Her novella, Made Up of Arias, was the 2010 winner of the Bressani Award for Short Fiction. Her short story “Opera”, on which the novella was based, was a finalist for a Journey Prize anthology.

Michelle Alfano (also known as A Lit Chick) previously served as an Associate Editor with the prestigious literary quarterly Descant. She is the co-organizer of the Love Poetry Festival honouring Milton Acorn and Gwen MacEwen.

Her fiction and non-fiction work has been widely published in Canada in major literary publications including Descant, Prairie Fire, The Capilano Review, The Antigonish Review, Event, A Room of One’s Own and in six anthologies published respectively by: Prentice Hall, Quarry Press, Italian Canadiana, Guernica Editions, Red Deer Press and Legas Publishing.

She is currently at work on a novel entitled Destiny, think of me while you sleep.

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The Unfinished Dollhouse: A Memori of Gender and Identity. Coromorant Books, 2017
People, Places, Passages. An Anthology of Canadian Writing . Longbridge Books ed. by Giulia De Gasperi et al, 2018
Writing Cultural Difference: Italian-Canadian Creative and Critical Works ed. by Giulia De Gasperi, Maria Cristina Seccia, Licia Canton, Michael Mirolla. Guernica Editions, 2015
Italian Canadians At Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses ed. Loretta Gatto-White & Delia DeSantis. Guernica Editions, 2013


The Unfinished Dollhosue was selected one of Globe 100 Best Books of the Year in 2017, 2017
The Biennial F. G. Bressani Literary Prize for Short Fiction – Made Up of Arias, 2010
Longlisted for the Journey Prize for the short story "Opera"
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