Bio

André Babyn is a writer and editor living in Toronto, where he is pursuing a PhD in English at the University of Toronto. 

He is also graduate of the University of Toronto’s Master’s in Creative Writing program, where he completed a novel, under the supervision of Miriam Toews, about art and loneliness in small-town Ontario. That novel, Evie of the Deepthorn, will be published in February, 2020 with Dundurn Press.

His fiction has been published in Maisonneuve, Grain, The Fanzine, Hobart, Pank, Bad Nudes, and elsewhere. His non-fiction has been published at HTML GIANT, AWP Writer, and elsewhere. ​

In 2015 he was the recipient of the Adam Penn Gilders Scholarship in Creative Writing for his story “The Rifle.” In 2010 he won the Norma Epstein Award for Creative Writing for his story “Imperfect Homes.

From December 2015 to February 2018, he served as the Fiction Editor of the Puritan, where he has contributed in various capacities since August 2013. Previously he has served as Editor-in-Chief of Echolocation Magazine and the Hart House Review.​

In another life he drew comics, and he’s also responsible for the website YouHaveTooMuch.com. Sometimes he blogs here, where in March 2019 he completed (and invented) the 200 bad poems challenge.