ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTOR
Sharon Bala’s debut novel, The Boat People, is available now from McClelland & Stewart and Doubleday US (January 2018). The manuscript won the Percy Janes First Novel Award (May 2015) and was short listed for the Fresh Fish Award (October 2015).
In 2017, she won the Journey Prize and had a second story long-listed in the anthology. A three-time recipient of Newfoundland and Labrador’s Arts and Letters award, she has stories published in Hazlitt, Grain, The Dalhousie Review, Riddle Fence, Room, Prism international, The New Quarterly, Journey Prize 29, and in an anthology called Racket: New Writing From Newfoundland (Breakwater Books, Fall 2015).
Sharon is a member of the Port Authority writing group.
Sharon was born in Dubai, raised in the 905, and now lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland with her husband, the mathematician Tom Baird.