Alison Pick is most recently the author of BETWEEN GODS, a memoir about depression, family secrets, and forging a new identity from the ashes of the past. It won the Canadian Jewish Book Award for Memoir, and was shortlisted for both the BC National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction and for the prestigious JQ Wingate Prize in the UK. BETWEEN GODS was also a Top Book of 2014 at the CBC and The Globe and Mail.
Pick's best-selling novel FAR TO GO was nominated for the Man Booker Prize, and won the Canadian Jewish Book Award. FAR TO GO was a Top 10 Book of 2010 at NOW magazine and the Toronto Star, and was published around the world to international acclaim. It has been optioned for film by House of Films in Toronto.
Alison Pick is also the author of the poetry collections Question & Answer and The Dream World, and the novel The Sweet Edge. She was the winner of the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Award for most promising writer under the age of 35 in Canada. Her writing has appeared widely in publications including The Globe and Mail, The Walrus, and enRoute Magazine.
Alison Pick lives and writes in Toronto. She served on the jury for the 2015 Giller Prize, and is currently on faculty at the Humber School for Writers and the Sage Hill Writing Experience.