Sarah Selecky is a dual citizen of Canada and the United States and grew up in Southern Indiana and Northern Ontario. She earned her MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia, and her writing has appeared in the top Canadian magazines and quarterlies such as The Walrus, The New Quarterly, and The Journey Prize Anthology. This Cake Is for the Party is her first book, which was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, shortlisted for the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book, and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award. She is also the creator of the beloved online creative writing school (and MFA alternative) Story Is a State of Mind, which includes collaborations with Margaret Atwood, George Saunders, Karen Joy Fowler, and other authors.
She lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario with her husband.
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Photos: Johnny CY Lam (left) and Andréa de Keijzer (right)