Allison Baggio is a graduate of York University and the Humber School for Writers. She is the author of Girl In Shades, which was hailed by Chatelaine magazine as "a remarkable first novel" and In the Body, which was called "impressive" by Publishers Weekly. Her short fiction has appeared in publications such as Room magazine and subTerrain, and her books have been reviewed across the U.S. and Canada. Special recognition:
In the Body included in a list of “Recommended Reads from Durham Region” at openbookontario.com in Dec. 2013.
In the Body included in the National Post’s list of “Literary Favourites of 2012", Dec. 2012.
In the Body named as one of the most anticipated books of Fall 2012 by 49th Shelf.
Girl in Shades included in the list of “Books to Curl Up With this Winter” in Canadian Family Magazine, Jan. 2012.
Profiled as a Canadian Writer at chatelaine.com, Sept. 2011.
Ontario Writers’ Conference, Workshop Facilitator, “Conquering Writer’s Doubt”, May 2014.
ECW Press Fall Lit Party, Reader, November 2014
GritLit Festival, Reader at Closing Night Gala, Hamilton, April 2013
Special Guest: “Cracking the Mystery of the First Novel,” Whitby Public Library, Whitby, November 2012.
Indie Lit Night, Reader, Starlight Lounge, Waterloo, November 2012
Word on the Street, Panelist (“The Writer and the Body”), Toronto, September 2012
Humber School for Writers Summer Program, Success Panel Guest, Toronto, July 2012.