Amber Dawn

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MFA, BA (UBC)


Amber Dawn is the author of four books and the editor of three anthologies. Her debut novel Sub Rosa (2010) won the Lambda Literary Award for Debut Lesbian Fiction and the Writers’ Trust of Canada Dayne Ogilvie Prize. Her memoir How Poetry Saved My Life: A Hustler’s Memoir (2013) won the Vancouver Book Award. Her poetry collection Where the words end and my body begins (2015) was a finalist for BC Book Award’s Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her sophomore novel Sodom Road Exit (2018) was nominated for the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.

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