Gillian Jerome

British Columbia

Gillian Jerome’s first book of non-fiction Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside (with Brad Cran) won the 2008 City of Vancouver Book Award and was shortlisted for the Roderick Haig-Brown Regional Prize in British Columbia. Her first book of poems, Red Nest,was nominated for the 2009 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and won the 2009 ReLit Award for Poetry. Jerome teaches literature at UBC, teaches poetry to kids at inner-city schools in Vancouver and runs workshops with Geist magazine.