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Congratulations to Andrew Gray and J.S. Herbison

Congratulations to Andrew Gray and J.S. Herbison

Congratulations to Creative Writing staff member (and MFA alumnus) Andrew Neil Gray and MFA alumna J.S. Herbison on the publication of their first novella, The Ghost Line, out this week from Tor.com. Parters in life as well as writing, Gray and Herbison first met while completing their MFAs at UBC. The Martian Queen was the Titanic of the stars […]

Welcome John Vigna

Welcome John Vigna

The Creative Writing Program is delighted to welcome John Vigna as our first tenure-track Instructor starting July 1, 2017.  Born in Calgary, Alberta, Vigna has taught Creative and Professional Writing for sixteen years at numerous institutions, including Malaspina College (now Vancouver Island University), Douglas College, University of the Fraser Valley, and most recently as a […]

Alix Ohlin named new chair of creative writing program

Alix Ohlin named new chair of creative writing program

We’re delighted to welcome Alex Ohlin as the new chair of UBC Creative Writing, effective January 1, 2018. Born and raised in Montreal, Ohlin is an internationally renowned writer whose 2012 novel, Inside, was named a best book of the year by the San Francisco Chronicle, Amazon.ca, and iTunes Canada, and a finalist for the […]

Jordan Abel wins Griffin Prize for Poetry

Jordan Abel wins Griffin Prize for Poetry

Congratulations to Creative Writing MFA alumnus Jordan Abel, the winner of the 2017 Griffin Prize for Poetry. This $65,000 award is the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English. Jordan was awarded the prize for his collection, Injun, a work that probes issues of race and colonialism through the use of […]