Sarah Tolmie

Sarah Tolmie is a poet, speculative fiction writer and professor of British literature and creative writing at the University of Waterloo. Her poetry collection The Art of Dying is nominated for the 2019 Griffin Prize, and her poem “Ursula Le Guin in the Underworld” is nominated for the Rhysling Award (Long Poem). Her most recent novel, The Little Animals, about the 17th-century Dutch microscopist Leeuwenhoek and his weird (fictional) encounter with the goose girl from the Brothers Grimm, came out in May to starred reviews in PW and Locus. Her work appears in Year’s Best Canadian Poetry in English (2018) and Year’s Best Weird Fiction (2017). Her first book of poems, Trio, was shortlisted for the Pat Lowther Award in 2015, and her first novel, The Stone Boatmen, for the Campbell Award (2014).

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