Name Nancy Cullen
|Notable works Science Fiction Saint, Pearl, Untitled Child, Canary|
Notable awards 2010 Dayne Ogilvie Prize
Books Canary, Pearl, Science Fiction Saint, Untitled Child
Nancy Jo Cullen pre bout 1023
Nancy Jo Cullen is a Canadian poet and short story writer, who won the 2010 Dayne Ogilvie Prize from the Writers' Trust of Canada for an emerging lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender writer. The jury, consisting of writers Brian Francis, Don Hannah and Suzette Mayr, described Cullen in the award citation as a writer "who feels like a friend", and who "tackles dark corners without false dramatics or pretensions. There is a genuine realness in her language."
She has published three volumes of poetry and one short story collection to date. Her short story "Ashes" was a finalist for the Journey Prize in 2012.
Originally from British Columbia and a longtime resident of Calgary, Alberta, she currently divides her time between Toronto, where she is completing an MFA in creative writing at the University of Guelph-Humber, and Kingston, where she lives with her partner and two children.
She subsequently served on the jury for the 2015 Dayne Ogilvie Prize, selecting Alex Leslie as that year's winner.