Grace O’Connell

oconnell-graceGrace O’Connell is a Toronto-based writer and editor and the author of Magnified World (Random House, 2012). She is represented by Martha Magor Webb at McDermid & Associates and her publicist is Ruta Liormonas at Penguin Random House Canada.

Grace’s fiction and non-fiction have appeared in publications including The Walrus, Taddle Creek, the Globe & Mail, the National Post, ELLE Canada, Sharp for Men, Quill & Quire and the Journey Prize Stories. She has been nominated for the RBC Bronwen Wallace Award and two National Magazine Awards for fiction, and was the 2014 winner of the Canadian Author Association’s Emerging Writer Award. She has taught creative writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto, specialising in short fiction. She also writes a books column for This Magazine and currently serves as Associate Editor for Taddle Creek magazine and Senior Editor for Open Book: Toronto.

Grace is often seen riding her bicycle, Billy, and chasing after cats on the sidewalk to pet them.