Gillian Jerome

Gillian Jerome's first non-fiction book, "Hope in Shadows: Stories and Photographs from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside", won the 2009 City of Vancouver Book Award and was shortlisted for a BC Book Prize. She teaches literature at UBC and her poetry has been anthologized in "Breathing Fire 2: Canada's New Poets". Jerome has lived in Montreal, Whistler, Banff, Australia, France and Arizona, where she completed an English graduate degree. She now lives in East Vancouver with her family.