Marjorie Celona

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Marjorie Celona
Born 1981
Victoria, British Columbia Canada
Occupation novelist, short story writer
Nationality Canadian and American
Period 2000s-present
Notable works Y

Marjorie Celona (born January 7, 1981) is an American-Canadian[1] writer. Her debut novel, Y, published in 2012, won the Waterstones 11 literary prize and was a shortlisted nominee for the Center for Fiction’s Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize, the First Novel Award[2] and a longlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize.[3]

Born and raised in Victoria, British Columbia,[3] Celona studied creative writing at the University of Victoria before attending the Iowa Writers' Workshop.[3] She is currently based in Cincinnati, Ohio.

She was a winner of the Bronwen Wallace Award in 2008 for her short story "Othello".


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