CARYS CRAGG writes narrative nonfiction. As a graduate of SFU’s The Writer’s Studio, her personal essays, opinions, and reviews have appeared in The Globe & Mail, The Tyee, Understorey, New York Post, The Ormsby Review, and Relational Child & Youth Care Practice, amongst others. She is faculty in Child, Family & Community Studies programs at Douglas College, holds a BA in Human & Social Development and MA in Child & Youth Care from the University of Victoria, and completed a Certificate in Creative Writing with SFU’s The Writer’s Studio. She recently volunteered with Roots of Empathy, speaks to Victim Services and Restorative Justice post secondary classrooms and societies, and is a member of the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors and The Writers’ Union of Canada. Dead Reckoning: How I Came to Meet the Man Who Murdered My Father – a Globe & Mail Best 100 Book of 2017, finalist for the 2018 Hubert Evans BC Book Prize, and finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award – is her first book. She lives with her son in Port Coquitlam.
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