Shaena Lambert is a novelist, short story writer and teacher. Born and raised in Vancouver, she has lived in Toronto, New York and the Okanagan Valley (where some of her short stories are set).
Shaena’s fiction and poetry have appeared in many prominent journals and magazines, including Zoetrope: All Story, Toronto Life, Image (Dublin), Marvels & Tales – The Journey of Fairytale Studies, The Walrus, Nimrod, Descant, The Malahat Review, The North American Review and Prism International, as well as being selected three times in a row for Best Canadian Stories, and for The Journey Prize Anthology.
Lambert received her BFA in Honours Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia and has studied fiction with Margaret Atwood, Bonnie Burnard and Peter Carey. She has taught short story and novel writing through the Vancouver Manuscript Intensive, The Writers Studio at Simon Fraser University, the Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts, and with Humber College in Ontario. She also provides critical feedback to writers on a freelance basis.
Shaena lives in Vancouver with her husband, Bob Penner, who runs a national communications company, Strategic Communications. They have two grown children – Peter and Lucy.