Susan Sanford Blades,
Member of Fiction Board

Susan Sanford BladesSusan Sanford Blades lives on the traditional territory of the lək̓ʷəŋən speaking people; the Xwsepsum/Kosapsum and Songhees Nations (Victoria, BC). Her debut novel, Fake It So Real, won the 2021 ReLit Award in the novel category and was a finalist for the 2021 BC and Yukon Book Prizes Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Her short fiction has been anthologized in The Journey Prize Reader: The Best of Canada's New Writers and has been published in literary magazines across Canada as well as in the United States and Ireland. Her fiction has most recently been published in The Masters Review and Gulf Coast.