Bridge Prize Editor – Shirarose Wilensky
The Bridge Prize is excited to announced that Shirarose Wilensky, an editor with the House of Anansi Press, will work with the winning author to complete a final edit of the winning short story.
Shirarose Wilensky works for House of Anansi Press from her home in Port Moody, BC. She attended Simon Fraser University’s Master of Publishing Program and has worked for Arsenal Pulp Press, Greystone Books, Douglas & McIntyre, and Harbour Publishing. In 2021, she won the Tom Fairley Award for editing Butter Honey Pig Bread by Francesca Ekwuyasi. Other bestselling and acclaimed books she’s edited include A Dream of a Woman by Casey Plett, Rebent Sinner by Ivan Coyote, Shut Up You’re Pretty by Téa Mutonji, and The Woo-Woo by Lindsay Wong. She acquires and edits literary fiction and narrative non-fiction, with a special interest in BIPOC, LGBTQ2S+, and debut writers.