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Nadine Bachan was born in Trinidad and raised in the suburbs of Toronto. After completing the Professional Writing BA Program at York University, she worked exclusively as an editor until her late 20s when she re-discovered writing. In 2012, she moved to the west coast and eventually graduated from the MFA program in Creative Writing at UBC. She had the pleasure of working with the literary journals for both her alma maters, first as a Senior Editor for Existere and later on as a first reader for PRISM International

Nadine’s personal essays about culture, family, and identity have appeared in publications across Canada and has been anthologized in the Best Canadian Essays series and the Canadian edition of The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose. Her first true-crime essay will be released in an anthology in early 2022. As a freelance editor, she has over a decade of experience as a permissions researcher and copyright consultant. 

In her leisure time, Nadine enjoys listening to podcasts, watching films, and bingeing great TV. When gaming, she’s been known to get lost in open-world RPGs. She loves to crochet and always has at least one WIP on the go. 

Nadine lives with her partner near Jericho Beach, and is currently at work on a collection of personal essays and a fiction project. You can find out more about her at

Nadine is represented by Chelene Knight.