Michelle Barker

Author | Editor

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I am a writer and mother of four amazing kids. I was born and raised in Vancouver, did my undergrad in English literature at UBC, and have an MFA in creative writing. I am also a senior editor at The Darling Axe.

My published work includes poetry, short fiction, non-fiction, a picture book, and novels. Lately I’ve fallen in love with Germany—understandable, since my mother grew up there. My picture book, A Year of Borrowed Men, was nominated for several awards including the TD Canadian Children’s Literature award. My novel for teens, The House of One Thousand Eyeswas published in the Fall of 2018 with Annick Press and was named a Kirkus Best Book of 2018. My newest YA novel, set in post-war Germany, will be out in 2020.