Licia Canton

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Fiction, nonfiction, creative nonfiction, poetry, interviews.

Licia Canton is an author, editor, (self)translator and mentor. Her writing has been anthologized internationally in English, French, Chinese, Italian and Venetian dialect. She is the author of The Pink House and Other Stories (2018) and Almond Wine and Fertility (2008; 2018), published in Italy as Vino alla mandorla e fertilità (2015). She is the founding editor-in-chief of Accenti Magazine. She mentors emerging writers through the Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF). She has been a guest author and keynote speaker at universities and literary events in Canada and abroad. She has served on the board of the QWF and on the executive of the AICW (president 2010-14, 2021- ). She was an Honorary Fellow in Translation (2018-2021) at the University of Hull, U.K. In 2019, Licia Canton was Visiting Professor and Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calabria. She is Emilio Goggio Research Fellow (2021-2022) in Italian-Canadian Studies at the University of Toronto. She is the recipient of the Italy in the World Prize/Premio Italia nel Mondo 2018. She holds a Ph.D. from Université de Montréal and an M.A. from McGill University. She lives in Montreal.

2018 The Pink House and Other Stories. Montreal: Longbridge.
2008, 2018 Almond Wine and Fertility (Stories). Foreword by Joseph Pivato. Montreal: Longbridge.
2015 Vino alla mandorla e fertiltà (Racconti), eds. Ferri & Mini. Siena: MioLibro.


2021 Here & Now: An Anthology of Queer Italian-Canadian Writing. Montreal: Longbridge Books.


2014 Conspicuous Accents. Montreal: Longbridge Books.


2002 The Dynamics of Cultural Exchange. Montreal: CusmanoBooks.


(in-progress) Canadian Writing, Wine and Other Potent Potables. n/a.
2019 Antonio D’Alfonso: Essays on His Works. Toronto: Guernica.
2015 Writing Cultural Difference. Toronto: Guernica.
2013 Writing Our Way Home. Toronto: Guernica.
2012 Behind Barbed Wire: Creative Works on the Internment of Italian Canadians. Toronto: Guernica.
2012 Beyond Barbed Wire: Essays on the Internment of Italian Canadians. Toronto: Guernica.
2010 Reflections on Culture. Toronto: U of Toronto Iacobucci Centre.
2006 Writing Beyond History. Montreal: CusmanoBooks.
2004 Adjacencies: Minority Writing in Canada. Toronto: Guernica.


2021 Creative Spaces: Queer and Italian Canadian, a documentary.

Premio Italia nel Mondo 2018

Premio Donna Veneta 2015

Prose Prize 2004, Ottawa's Italian Week

Poetry Prize 2004, Ottawa's Italian Week