Louise Ells

Louise Ells grew up beside the Ottawa River, then combined random jobs (chef, caregiver, co-pilot on a submarine) with years of travel through the Caribbean, Europe and Asia, including an overland trip from London to Kathmandu.  She earned her PhD from Anglia Ruskin University, and was a Hawthornden Fellow in 2017.  Her debut collection of short stories, Notes Towards Recovery, was published by Latitude 46 Publishing in May, 2019.  She teaches Creative Writing and English Literature in England and Canada, and lives in North Bay, Ontario, on the edge of Lake Nipissing.