About the author
Gillian Sze is the author of multiple poetry collections, including Peeling Rambutan, Redrafting Winer and Panicle. Her work has been nominated for the QWF’s A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry, and has received awards such as the University of Winnipeg Writers’ Circle Prize and the 3Macs carte blanche Prize. She studied creative writing and English literature at Concordia University and received a PhD in études anglaises from the Université de Montréal. Originally from Winnipeg, she now resides in Montreal, where she teaches creative writing. The Night Is Deep and Wide is her first board book and was inspired by her son who was a challenging sleeper as a baby.
QWF Jurors' Words: 'Gillian Sze's debut poetry collection dazzled me ... it demonstrates an interesting range of attention and perception. The poetry is intelligent and playful in subject matter and observation. The poems are at once pared to the bones pun intended and wonderfully rich and sensual. They focus on the physical particular concrete vivid things are chosen from among the infinitude of things that vie for the writer's attention but that she wisely leaves merely implied or altogether ignored.