MFA Coordinator, Faculty / Plenary Instructor: Catherine Bush
Catherine Bush is the author of four novels including, most recently, Accusation, published in 2013. Claire’s Head (2004) was shortlisted for the Trillium Award and chosen as a Best Book of the Year by the Globe and Mail. The Rules of Engagement (2000), a national bestseller, was published internationally, shortlisted for the City of Toronto Book Award, and chosen as a New York Times Notable Book and a Best Book of the Year by the LA Times and the Globe and Mail. Minus Time (1993), her first novel, also published in the U.S. and the U.K., was shortlisted for the SmithBooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. Bush’s nonfiction has appeared in publications including the Globe and Mail, The New York Times Magazine, and the literary magazine Brick. Bush has a degree in Comparative Literature from Yale University, has held a variety of Writer-in-Residence positions and taught Creative Writing at universities including Concordia, the University of Florida, the University of Guelph, and in the University of British Columbia’s low-residency MFA. She lives in Toronto and is the Coordinator of the Creative Writing MFA at the University of Guelph.