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Trilby Kent's Biography

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Apr 2009

Trilby Kent's first novel for children, Medina Hill, was published by Tundra Books in Canada and the U.S. in October 2009. A second, Stones For My Father, appeared in 2011; it won the TD Canadian Children's Literature Award in 2012. Her first novel for adults, Smoke Portrait, was published in the U.K. by Alma Books in 2011. A second, 'Silent Noon', will appear in 2013.

Trilby was born in Toronto and grew up in London, Miami and Boston. A graduate of Oxford University and the LSE, she has worked as a rare books specialist at a leading auction house, a freelance journalist contributing investigative, arts and feature writing to the Canadian national press and publications in America and Europe, an academic editor, and a creative writing tutor with one of the UK's leading distance learning schools. She has contributed essays and interviews to such literary journals as The London Magazine and Slightly Foxed. In July 2010 she was shortlisted for the Guardian's International Development Journalism Competition. Her short fiction has appeared in, among others, The African American Review ('Fallout'), Scrivener Creative Review ('King Leopold's Return'), Mslexia ('Stealing Their Churches Behind Them'), and Litro ('A Fine Woman'); 'The Dancing Telemetrist' was shortlisted for the 2009 Fish International Short Story Prize.

She is pursuing a PhD in Creative Writing at Exeter University under the supervision of Philip Hensher.

She is represented by Judith Murray at Greene & Heaton.

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Alma Books (U.K.)
Tundra Books (Canada and U.S.)