Brendan Bowles is from Toronto, Ontario. He holds an MA from the University of Toronto and an MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He was one of two Canadian nominations for PEN International’s New Voices Award in 2013, a finalist for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize in 2018, won The Toronto Star Short Story Contest in 2014 and the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Emerging Writers from the Writers’ Trust of Canada in 2016.
His work has been published and produced for stage and radio and has been generously supported by grants, residencies and fellowships from the Banff Center, the Canada Council for the Arts, the Elizabeth George Foundation, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, the Lighthouse Works, the Toronto Arts Council, and Villa Sarkia.
He was a 2017-2018 Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and will be a 2019-2021 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.
“Burnt Offerings.” Short story. For Crying Out Loud II. Ferno House, Toronto, 2010.
“Wyatt Thurst.” Short story. As it Happens. CBC Radio. Toronto: September 16, 2016.
“Used.” Short story. University of Massachusetts Amherst, How To Tell A Story: Staged Readings. Amherst: Nov 13, 2014.
“Unreal City.” Play. Tarragon Theatre, Odds and Ends Festival. Toronto: Aug 31-Sept 2, 2012.