Shaena Lambert is an award-winning fiction writer, author of four books, most recently Petra (Random House Canada, 2020). Her other works are Oh, My Darling, Radiance and The Falling Woman. She has mentored writers and taught writing for over 15 years at some of Canada’s finest writing schools, including The Humber School for Writers and The Writers’ Studio at SFU. Her stories have been chosen 4 times for Best Canadian Stories, and she’s been a finalist for the Writer’s Trust Award, the BC Book Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award and The Frank O’Connor Award for the Short Story. Three of her books were chosen as Best Books of the Year by the Globe and Mail. Her approach to crafting stories was recently featured in The Canadian Short Story, edited by John Metcalf (Biblioasis, 2018).
Shaena’s stories have been published in The Walrus, Zoetrope: All Story, Canadian Notes & Queries, Ploughshares (selected by Colm Toibin), The Journey Prize Anthology, The North American Review, Marvels and Tales, The Toronto Life Summer Fiction issue and many other publications. Writers that Shaena has mentored have gone on to win major prizes, secure literary agents, and publish prominently in Canada and internationally.