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Claire Tacon
Claire Tacon
Contract Academic Staff
Department of English

MFA, University of British Columbia

BA, Acadia University

519-884-8111 

SH 2110
BIOGRAPHY

I am a fiction writer based in Guelph, Ontario. My first novel, In the Field, was the winner of the 2010 Metcalf-Rooke Award and my second, In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo, comes out in May 2018 with Wolsak & Wynn. My short fiction has been shortlisted for the Bronwen Wallace Award, the CBC Literary Prizes and the Playboy College Fiction Contest, and has appeared in journals and anthologies such as The New Quarterly, SubTerrain and Best Canadian Short Stories. I am a past fiction editor of PRISM international and run the audio fiction podcast The Oddments Tray with Chioke I’Anson.

PUBLICATIONS

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Books
In Search of the Perfect Singing Flamingo, 2018, Wolsak & Wynn

 

In the Field, 2011, Bibilioasis

 

COURSES TAUGHT

ENGL 335: Creative Writing 1
ENGL 336: Creative Writing 2