About

I am a literary critic, editor, and fiction writer. Based in Toronto, I am currently living in Yoshkar-Ola, one of the minor jewels of the Middle Volga region in Russia. Most of my work focuses on literature (specifically Canadian and French-Canadian novels and short fiction), but I’m working on my Russian and doing preliminary research for a book about the intersections between literature and propaganda.

From 2015 until summer 2019, I was part of the editorial team at The Puritan, where I headed the reviews and essays departments before being asked to take on the role of editor-in-chief at the end of 2016. During my time at The Puritan I worked closely with guest editor Paul Barrett for our special issue on the legacy of Canadian novelist, short story writer, and poet Austin Clarke, and helped Rahat Kurd prepare our recently published special issue on Muslim Writing in North America. Starting in 2018, I have also served as a contributing editor at Canadian Notes and Queries.

In addition to my editorial work, I am a member of Earth World Collaborative, an interdisciplinary arts organization based in Montréal. Two of the stories Earth World has commissioned from me have gone on to become the basis for the organ concerts Music for the Hydroörganon (2018), Morphology (2019), and Concert in the Clouds (2019). I also write scripts and screenplays for Earth World’s short film projects.

If you want to get in touch about writing for Canadian Notes and Queries, or would be interested in having me write for your publication, you can find my email on the Contact page. Unfortunately, I do not currently have time to take on any freelance editorial work, but if you have any questions about independent publishing in general or publishing in Canada more specifically, feel free to send them my way.