Gena Ellett’s writing has appeared in publications across North America. In 2018, she was selected by the RBC Charles Taylor Prize as a top Canadian emerging non-fiction writer for their mentorship program. She was longlisted for the 2018 CBC Short Story Prize, awarded the 2018 Charles Lillard Founders’ Award for Nonfiction, and was nominated for a 2016 National Magazine Award in the category of Personal Journalism. She completed an MFA in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in 2017. She’s currently at work on a novel.
Originally from the Sunshine Coast, Gena lives and writes in Vancouver, British Columbia, with her dog Lulu Belle.