Car­leigh Baker

COM­MIS­SIONED WRITER

Room Magazine - - EDITOR’S LETTER -

Car­leigh Baker is an award-win­ning writer and book reviewer of Cree-Métis and Ice­landic de­scent. Her writ­ing has ap­peared in Ma­trix Mag­a­zine, sub­Ter­rain, Joy­land, PRISM In­ter­na­tional, Ri­cepa­per, the Jour­ney Prize An­thol­ogy, and Best Cana­dian Es­says. In 2012, she won sub­Ter­rain’s Lush Triumphant award for short fic­tion.

Baker’s work is filled with snappy di­a­logue and wry ob­ser­va­tions about in­ter­per­sonal dy­nam­ics. As the edi­tors at Joy­land once said: “We’re pretty sure she’s the new master of re­la­tion­ship tragi­com­edy.” Baker is the cur­rent editor of Joy­land Vancouver, a book reviewer for The Globe and Mail, an MFA can­di­date in Cre­ative Writ­ing at UBC, and a man­u­script con­sul­tant at The Writer’s Stu­dio at SFU. Her first col­lec­tion of short sto­ries, Bad End­ings, was pub­lished by Anvil Press in Spring 2017. In her new story for Room, two muddy Métis chicks portage a ca­noe—read on to dis­cover what hap­pens next.

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