Sarah Selecky is a Canadian writer, whose debut short story collection This Cake is for the Party was a shortlisted nominee for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Short Story Award in 2010.
Raised in the Hanmer area of Greater Sudbury, she graduated from Trent University. She attended the University of Victoria‘s undergraduate writing program briefly before returning to Toronto to pursue her writing career. While living in Toronto, she completed the University of British Columbia’s Optional-Residency MFA in Creative Writing. She has published short stories in The Walrus, Geist, The Journey Prize Anthology, The New Quarterly, and Prairie Fire before publishing This Cake is for the Party in early 2010.
Selecky launched an online writing instruction course, Story Is A State of Mind, in 2011.
This Cake is for the Party, Sarah Selecky, (Thomas Allen)