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Tricia Dower

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Tricia Dower was a business executive before reinventing herself as a writer in 2002. Hers second novel, Becoming Lin  (Caitlin Press, 2016) was a finalist in the City of Victoria Butler Prize. Her debut novel Stony River (Penguin Canada, 2012) was shortlisted for the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction. Her short-story collection, Silent Girl (Inanna, 2008), was long-listed for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award and the George Ryga Award for Social Awareness in Literature. She won first prize for fiction in The Malahat Review’s 2010 Open Season Awards. Her short fiction also has appeared in The New Quarterly, Room of One’s Own, Hemispheres, Cicada, NEO, Insolent Rudder and Big Muddy. A dual citizen of Canada and the United States, Dower lives and writes in Sidney, BC. Author website:

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Silent Girl. Inanna, 2008
Stony River. Penguin Group (Canada), 2012
Becoming Lin. Caitlin Press, 2016


Open Seasons Award -- First Prize for Fiction for The Malahat Review, 2010
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