I’m a Canadian magazine journalist and fiction writer. I grew up in Burkina Faso and now live in Winnipeg. I hold and MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia. I’ve written about politics, religion, climate change, feminism, parenting and masculinity. My essays and long-form journalism have been published in The Globe & Mail, The Walrus, Utne Reader, Hazlitt, Eighteen Bridges, Quill & Quire, The United Church Observer, The Vancouver Sun, The Ottawa Citizen and Geez Magazine.
My essay on giving and complicated friendships in Burkina Faso was a finalist for a National Magazine Award. I received an Amnesty International Media Award for my reporting on rising seas in Bangladesh, and the Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award for a story about vengeance in the Democratic Republic of Congo .
I’ve published fiction in Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly and Rhubarb. For literary inquiries, please contact Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.