Sierra Skye Gemma

Creative Nonfiction Writer

Victoria, BC
British Columbia CA

Author's Bio

Bio: Sierra Skye Gemma is an award-winning writer and journalist. Sierra won the 2015 National Newspaper Award in Long Feature and the 2012 National Magazine Award for Best New Magazine Writer. Sierra’s nonfiction has appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Vancouver Sun, The New Quarterly, and in the Best Canadian Essays 2013 anthology. Sierra has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She now resides on beautiful Vancouver Island, where she is writing a memoir.

Publications & Prizes

The Best Canadian Essays 2013 (Tightrope Books, 2013)
Fringe Magazine
Plenitude Magazine
Rhubarb Magazine
The New Quarterly
Prizes won: 
  • wards, Editor's Choice for Nonfiction Prize, 2019
  • National Newspaper Award (Canada), Long Feature, 2016
  • National Magazine Award (Canada), Best New Magazine Writer, 2012
  • Taboo Literary Contest (Creative Nonfiction), Rhubarb, 2013
  • Edna Staebler Essay Contest, The New Quarterly, 2012

More Information

Gives readings: 
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Identifies as: 
European American, Feminist, LGBTQ
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, LGBTQ
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Born in: 
Fountain Valley, CA
Raised in: 
Idyllwild, CA
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Last update: Jul 09, 2019