About April

April’s books include Carousel, her debut novel and 2020 International Book Awards Winner for LGBTQ Fiction; Death Is a Side-Effect; and The Poor Children, Winner of the 2013 Santa Fe Writers Project Literary Awards Program for Fiction. Her stories, essays, and poems been published by print and online literary journals in Canada, the US, Mexico, Germany, Scotland, and Spain.

Photo by Bernardo Fernandez.

April is a Pushcart Prize recipient for her short story “Project Fumarase” and has enjoyed fully funded residencies at Virginia Center for the Creative Arts and Ucross Foundation. She holds BA in Creative Writing and Professional Writing from Concordia University, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Queens University of Charlotte.