• Birds of Paradise
  • Magpie in the Tower
  • The Home We Leave Behind
  • Wild Cotton

Helen Pereira was born and educated in British Columbia, receiving a B.A. and B.S.w. from the University of British Columbia. She has lived and worked throughout various regions of Canada, as well as in Brazil, Ireland and the United States.

She has received awards from the Canada Council and the Toronto Literary Arts Council; fellowships from Banff Fine Arts School and Cleveland State University, where she received her M.A. in 1991. Pereira’s work has appeared in literary magazines in Canada and the U.S. including GrailThe New Quarterly, Antigonish ReviewBooks in CanadaPrairie FireCanadian ForumThe Toronto Star, The Globe and MailEventGreat Canadian Murder and Mystery Stories, Storyteller and Whisky Island(U.S.A.). She has also been cited in The Best American Short Stories (1989) and was a prizewinner in The Great Canadian Short Story Competition.

Reviewers have cited her sharp ear for family dialogue and her insight into women’s emotional lives. Pereira lives in Mississauga, Ontario.

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