Transatlantic is pleased to welcome Jill Yonit Goldberg!

Jill always knew she’d become a writer but had to test drive a lot of other things first: studying Butoh with an eccentric hermit in Tokyo and tending bar in Bath, England, for example. Finally, after rejecting law school and at least one attempt at a PhD, Jill got into UBC’s MFA program in Creative Writing and she knew she’d found her people. Her writing has been featured in publications including SubTerrain, Tikkun Magazine, the London Reader, and the Globe and Mail, as well as various anthologies, while Homeland, a short film she wrote and produced, attended festivals across North America and Europe without her. These days, Jill lives on unceded Coast Salish Territories in Vancouver, BC where she teaches literature and creative writing at Langara College. Through the college, Jill runs a program called Writing Lives that gives students the opportunity to collaborate with residential school Survivors on writing their memoirs. She’s also half of a tango-dancing pair, a half-decent photographer, and a very occasional half-marathoner. Her debut novel, AFTER WE DROWNED was a semi-finalist in Autumn House Press’ full-length fiction contest and was longlisted for Disquiet International’s Literary Contest. You can find her at

Jill is represented by Literary Agent Chelene Knight.