Karen X. Tulchinsky

Karen X. Tulchinsky is the award-winning author of Love Ruins Everything (Press Gang Publishers), a novel that was named one of the top ten books of 1998 by the Bay Area Reporter and has been translated into German and French; its sequel, Love and Other Ruins (Polestar); and In Her Nature (Women’s Press), a collection of short fiction which won the 1996 VanCity Book Prize.

Her screenplays have been short-listed in the Praxis Screenwriting competition and the Los Angeles-based Chesterfield Film Company Writer’s Project. She is a graduate of the prestigious Canadian Film Centre’s Professional Screenwriting Programme, where she wrote two feature-length screenplays and a short film, Straight in the Face, which debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival and was broadcast on Showcase TV.

Tulchinksy has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Now Magazine, Xtra West, Canadian Screenwriter and the National Post, and has taught creative writing at Langara College and Screenwriting at the UBC Writing Centre.