Soros, Erin

Taught at the UEA : Resident at UEA as the 2008 - 2009 Charles Pick Fellow


2008-9 Charles Pick Fellow

Erin Soros was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, where she worked as a rape crisis counsellor and coordinator of literacy programs for marginalized youth. She has an MA from UBC, an MFA from Columbia University and has published poetry, fiction and nonfiction, most recently in West Coast Line, Indiana Review, Iowa Review and the in-flight magazine enRoute. Her stories have been aired on the CBC and BBC as recipients of the CBC Literary Award and the Commonwealth Prize for the Short Story.

Erin’s short story ‘Surge’ was shortlisted for the 2008 BBC National Short Story Award. In 2011 her story ‘BC Almanac’ was long-listed for the Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award.

Erin’s fiction builds on oral and archival history, and her essays stem from her research in psychoanalysis and philosophy. She is currently a PhD student at UEA, where she has taught human rights, psychoanalysis and literature. Her PhD thesis explores the judicial and literary testimony of collective and individual trauma.

Erin is at work on her first novel, Hook Tender, set in a Canadian logging camp during the Second World War. A collection of prose and photographs, Morning is Vertical, is forthcoming in 2012 from Rufus Books.

Awards and recognition

  • BBC National Short Story Award shortlist for Surge (2008)
  • Sunday Times EFG Short Story Award longlist for BC Almanac (2011)
  • Works

  • Surge (2008)
  • BC Almanac (2011)
  • Morning is Vertical (2012)