Alison Wearing is the author of prize-winning articles and essays, short stories, travel literature and memoir, as well as being the writer/performer of one-woman shows. Her most recent work, Confessions of a Fairy's Daughter: Growing up with a Gay Dad
, is both a memoir and a multimedia show. The memoir was shortlisted for the Edna Staebler Award for Creative Nonfiction, nominated for the RBC/Taylor Prize for Non-Fiction, selected as one of the Top 50 Books of 2013 by Indigo Books, and became a national bestseller. The one-woman show has earned numerous awards, including Best Dramatic Script at New York City’s United Solo, the largest festival of solo theatre in the world. Alison performs, speaks, and teaches writing workshops internationally. She is normally based in Stratford, Ontario.