“Stacey May Fowles is Toronto’s most talented writer to come out of the last generation of zine and small press scribes. Her prose in novels like 2008’s Fear of Fighting has a complexity, as well as a sprightly edge, not dulled by the 24-grit touch of creative-writing workshops.” - Eye Weekly
“National Post book reviewer Stacey May Fowles sometimes places herself in the midst of her critical reviews, and contextualizes her life experience with the work she reviews. The personal is the political. As a reader, I feel safe and visible within her critical reviews. I trust her.” - Shannon Webb-Cambell, CWILA Critic-in-Residence
Stacey May Fowles is a writer and magazine professional living in Toronto. Her first novel, Be Good, was published by Tightrope Books in 2007. This Magazine called it “probably the most finely realized small press novel to come out of Canada in the last year.” In fall 2008 she released an illustrated novel, Fear of Fighting, and staged a theatrical adaptation of it with Nightwood Theatre. The novel was later selected as a National Post Canada Also Reads pick for 2010.
Her writing has appeared in various magazines and journals, including The Walrus, Elle Canada, Hazlitt, Taddle Creek, Prism, and Maisonneuve. She has been widely anthologized in Nobody Passes: Rejecting The Rules of Gender and Conformity; First Person Queer; Yes Means Yes; I.V. Lounge Nights; and PEN Canada’s Finding The Words. Most recently, she co-edited the anthology She’s Shameless: Women write about growing up, rocking out and fighting back.
She currently works at The Walrus, and is a regular contributor to The National Post. Her latest novel, Infidelity, was out with ECW press in fall 2013. It was selected as an Amazon Best Book of 2013 and won an Independent Publisher Book Award.