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Ania Szado

Author of Studio Saint-Ex

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Ania Szado is the author of STUDIO SAINT-EX, a novel exploring the destructive and redemptive power of creativity and love through the entanglements of ambitious young fashion designer Mignonne Lachapelle, author/pilot Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, and his fiery estranged wife, as "Saint-Ex" is writing THE LITTLE PRINCE in early-'40s Manhattan. STUDIO SAINT-EX is forthcoming in 2013 from Penguin Canada and Knopf USA. It has also been sold for publication in Russia, Italy and Poland.
 
Ania’s novel BEGINNING OF WAS (Penguin Canada) was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean), nominated for the international Kiriyama Prize, and named a NOW Magazine Top Ten book. It was critically acclaimed as “a skillful debut” demonstrating “an immense talent for resonant and surprising imagery” (Quill & Quire), a “haunting debut novel” (Toronto Star) and a “welcome addition to the range of contemporary Canadian novels that explore survival in the face of despair’ (National Post.)
 
Ania's short fiction has been nominated for the Journey Prize and the National Magazine Awards. Her story “Camping at Wal-Mart” appeared in ALL SLEEK AND SKIMMING (Orca, ed. Lisa Heggum), an anthology of YA/adult crossover stories that was named to the New York Public Library's prestigious “Books for the Teen Age 2007” list. Her non-fiction credits include The Globe & Mail and Flare Magazine.
 
Ania is a graduate of Ontario College of Art & Design and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Szado has taught creative writing at Humber College. She was born in Hamilton, Ontario and lives in Toronto.
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