Ashley Little

Sessional Lecturer

Creative Studies
Other Titles: Creative Writing
Office: CCS 337
Phone: 250.807.8931

Research Summary

Youth culture; rare diseases; urban legends; short and long form fiction; young adult fiction; screenplay; Creative Writing

Courses & Teaching

CRWR 205: Writing Popular Fiction: Young Adult (YA)


Ashley Little received a BFA in Creative Writing and Film Studies from The University of Victoria and an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. Ashley has served as Writer in Residence for the Alexandria Writers’ Centre Society in Calgary, The Vancouver Public Library, and Wilfrid Laurier University. Ashley lives in British Columbia’s Okanagan Valley



Selected Publications & Presentations

Prick: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist (Tightrope Books, 2011)

The New Normal (Orca, 2013)

Anatomy of a Girl Gang (Arsenal Pulp, 2013)

Niagara Motel (Arsenal Pulp, 2016)

Confessions of a Teenage Leper (Penguin Randomhouse, 2018)

Selected Grants & Awards

Research Grant, Access Copyright Foundation, 2015

Grant for Professional Writers, Canada Council for the Arts, 2015 BC Arts Council Scholarship, 2014


First Place, Vancouver Writers Festival Short Story Contest, 2015

Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, BC Book Prizes, 2014

Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, BC Book Prizes, 2014

First Place, Okanagan Short Story Contest, 2008


Longlisted, International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, 2018, 2015

Finalist, The ReLit Award, 2018, 2014, 2012

Finalist, Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, BC Book Prizes, 2017

Edna Staebler Writer in Residence, Wilfrid Laurier University, 2017

Vancouver Public Library Writer in Residence, 2015

Finalist, In the Margins Book Award, Top Ten Book for Youth in Custody, 2015

Finalist, City of Vancouver Book Award, 2014

Writer in Residence, Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, Calgary, 2014

Longlisted, CBC Canada Writes Short Story Contest, 2014

Selected for Best Bets for Young Adult Fiction, Ontario Library Association, 2014

Selected for Top Ten Teen Reads, Medicine Hat School District & MH Public Library, 2013

Nominated for an M Award, Favorite Fiction of 2011, Monday Magazine, Victoria, 2012

Selected Presentations

Presenter, SPOKE Literary Festival, Vernon, BC, 2018

Presenter, Galiano Literary Festival, Galiano Island, BC, 2018

Panelist, Vancouver Writers Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver, 2018, 2016

Presenter, Kamloops Writers Festival, Kamloops, BC, 2016

Read Local BC Reading Series, Vancouver Public Library, Vancouver, 2015

Guest Speaker, New Westminster Secondary School, New Westminster, 2015

Thompson-Nicola Regional Library District Author Reading Series, Kamloops, 2014

Visiting Author Series, UBC Okanagan, Kelowna, 2014

Finalist Reading Tour, BC Book Prizes, Various Locations, Northern BC, 2014

School readings and workshops, Medicine Hat School District, Medicine Hat, 2014

Robson Reading Series, University of British Columbia, UBC Bookstore, Vancouver, 2011


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