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JESSICA WESTHEAD’s fiction has been shortlisted for the CBC Literary Awards, longlisted for CBC Canada Reads, selected for the Journey Prize anthology and nominated for a National Magazine Award. Her short stories have appeared in major literary journals including Hazlitt, Maisonneuve, Indiana Review and Hamish Hamilton’s Five Dials. She is the author of the novel Pulpy and Midge and the critically acclaimed short story collections Things Not to Do and And Also Sharks, which was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, a Kobo Best eBook of the Year and a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. Worry was chosen by CBC Books as a top Canadian fiction book of the year. Westhead is a creative writing instructor at the Chang School of Continuing Education at Ryerson University.

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