Alissa York is a Canadian writer and the 1999 winner of the Bronwen Wallace Memorial Award. She lived in Winnipeg, Manitoba before moving to Toronto with her husband Clive Holden.
Her short story "The Back of the Bear's Mouth" won the Journey Prize in 1999, and her novel Effigy was nominated in 2007 for one of Canada's most important prizes for literature and fiction, the Scotiabank Giller Prize.
Alissa York recommends
All Is Beauty Now (2017)
"Part mystery, part family drama, All Is Beauty Now is a vivid and gripping debut about the pain of living with those among us who burn more brightly and delve deep into the dark. Moving deftly from character to character, Sarah Faber unravels a veritable Gordian knot of family ties, revealing what it takes to stay by a loved one who lives life in extremis - as well as what it takes to cut free."