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Alison Pick (born 1975) is a Canadian novelist and poet. She has published two novels and two collections of poetry.

Pick was born in 1975 in Toronto, Ontario and grew up in Kitchener. In 1999 she graduated from the University of Guelph with a B.A. in psychology.

Her first book was written while living in Saskatchewan at a Benedictine monastery, then at a cattle ranch, and then in Saskatoon.[1] She currently lives in Toronto with her husband, writer Degan Davis, and their daughter.[2]

The title section of Pick's poetry collection Question & Answer won the 2002 Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award for Poetry[3] and the 2003 National Magazine Award for Poetry.[4] The book itself was short-listed for the League of Canadian Poets Gerald Lampert Award for best first book of poetry, and for a Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award. Pick also won the 2005 CBC Literary Award for Poetry
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