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Larissa Lai

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Larissa Lai has written eight books, including Salt Fish Girl (Thomas Allen 2002), Automaton Biographies (Arsenal Pulp 2009), The Tiger Flu (Arsenal Pulp 2018), and Iron Goddess of Mercy (Arsenal Pulp 2021). Recipient of the Jim Duggins Mid-Career Novelist’s Prize, the Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Fiction, and the Astraea Award; and finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize, the Books in Canada First Novel Award and seven more, she holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary where she directs The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing. Her new novel The Lost Century will be published by Arsenal Pulp in 2022.

Cohort: Speculative-fiction

Year: 2022

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