Linda Walsh is a Canadian writer and artist born in London, England. Since coming to Canada at the age of seven, she has lived in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario. Her love of travel has taken her to Europe, Asia, and South America.
Linda has won the Commonwealth Short Story Competition for Canada and Europe, the People’s Poetry Prize, and a Southwest Regional Arts Council of B.C. Writers’ Prize. She has been on the shortlist for the Guernica Prize and the Eden Mills Writers' Festival Literary Contest and on the longlist for the CBC Short Story Contest. She was a finalist in the Alice Munro Short Story Contest. She has been published in Commonwealth Broadcaster and People's Poetry and read her work at the Eden MIlls Writers' Festival, the Guernica Prize Bash, and the Booming Ground Writers' Community.
As an editor, Linda has worked on academic theses, business proposals and reports, and arts grant applications (the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council).
A graduate of the University of Toronto and Queen's University, Linda's articles based on her Ph.D. research have been published in the American Journal of Human Genetics and Human Heredity.
Linda is also an Argentine tango teacher and has had articles published in T.O. Tango and Dance Review and Dance Time. She was the tango instructor for the film, Into Invisible Light.
Linda is a member of the Canadian Authors Association.
Linda was one of 3 finalists in the 2021 Alice Munro Short Story Contest. Watch the free online event that took place on Saturday, June 5. Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story.