Claudia Dey

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Claudia Dey
Born 1972/1973 (age 45–46)[1]
Toronto, Ontario
Education McGill University
National Theatre School of Canada
Occupation Writer
Spouse(s) Don Kerr

Claudia Dey (born c. 1972/1973)[1] is a Canadian writer.

Dey's second novel, HEARTBREAKER, is published by Random House (U.S.), HarperCollins (Canada), and The Borough Press (U.K.) It was listed by Publishers Weekly in "Writers to Watch Fall 2018: Anticipated Debuts"[2] and was on The Millions "Most Anticipated: The Great Second Half 2018 Book Preview."

Dey's first novel, Stunt, was published by Coach House Books. It was one of The Globe and Mail's "2008 Globe 100"[3] and Quill and Quire's "Books of the Year."[4] It was nominated for the Amazon First Novel Award.[5]

Dey's plays have been translated and produced internationally. They include Beaver, The Gwendolyn Poems and Trout Stanley. The Gwendolyn Poems, about Canadian poet, Gwendolyn MacEwen, was nominated for the 2002 Governor General's Awards and the Trillium Book Award.

From 2007 to 2009, Dey wrote the "Group Therapy" column in The Globe and Mail.[6] She also wrote the sex column in Toro magazine under the pseudonym Bebe O'Shea.[1] Her writing and interviews have been published in The Paris Review, The Believer––and many others.

Dey has also played the female lead in two films by C&Y Cinema: Amy George and The Oxbow Cure, and is co-founder of the design studio and clothing brand, Horses Atelier.


Dey studied English Literature at McGill University and playwriting at the National Theatre School of Canada,[1] where she graduated in 1997.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Dey is married to Canadian musician Don Kerr. They live in Toronto with their sons.



  1. ^ a b c d Hannon, Gerald (May 2008). "Drama Queen". Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  2. ^ "Writers to Watch Fall 2018: Anticipated Debuts". Retrieved 2018-07-05. 
  3. ^ "The best fiction of 2008". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. December 4, 2008. Retrieved March 2, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Books of the Year 2008". 2008. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  5. ^ "First Novel Award". Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  6. ^ "Claudia Dey". The Globe and Mail. Toronto. Archived from the original on February 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-02. 
  7. ^ "Alumni, Playwriting: 1990-1999". National Theatre School of Canada. 

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