The Department welcomes our 2021 Writer-in-Residence, Stuart Ross

Posted on Tuesday, January 26, 2021

The English Department is excited to welcome Stuart Ross as our 2021 Writer-in-Residence. Stuart Ross is the award-winning writer of 20 books of fiction, poetry, and essays, including Motel of the Opposable Thumbs; A Sparrow Came Down Resplendent; Snowball, Dragonfly, Jew; Buying Cigarettes for the Dog; and Confessions of a Small Press Racketeer. His latest book, 70 Kippers, was written in collaboration with Ottawa poet Michael Dennis. His many awards include the 2019 Harbourfront Festival Prize, as well as the 2010 ReLit Prize for Short Fiction, the 2012 Mona Elaine Adilman Award for Jewish Fiction, the 2016 Kitty Lewis Hazel Millar Dennis Tourbin Poetry Prize, and the 2017 Canadian Jewish Literary Award for Poetry. Stuart’s other roles in the writing community include editing, teaching, and publishing.

He is currently holding virtual office hours by appointment; if interested, please email him at More information available at

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