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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 and residencies from the Elizabeth George Foundation, Villa Sarkia, the Banff Center, the Canada Arts Council, and the Toronto Arts Council. He is currently a Fiction Fellow at the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.

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“Burnt Offerings.” Short story. For Crying Out Loud II. Ferno House, Toronto, 2010.

Radio Broadcast

“Wyatt Thurst.” Short story. As it Happens. CBC Radio. Toronto: September 16, 2016.

Staged Readings

“Used.” Short story. University of Massachusetts Amherst, How To Tell A Story: Staged Readings. Amherst: Nov 13, 2014.

Produced Plays

“Unreal City.” Play. Tarragon Theatre, Odds and Ends Festival. Toronto: Aug 31-Sept 2, 2012. 







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