Ben Ladouceur’s second book of poetry, Mad Long Emotion, was selected as a CBC 2019 Book of the Year and was awarded the Archibald Lampman Prize. His first collection, Otter, was selected as a best book of 2015 by the National Post, and was awarded the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award for best debut collection in Canada. In 2018, he won the Writers’ Trust Dayne Ogilvie Prize for emerging LGBT writers; in 2019 he won the National Magazine Award for Poetry, and his short fiction has appeared in the Journey Prize Anthology, and won the Thomas Morton Prize. He lives on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation (Ottawa).

Ben has completed his debut novel, I REMEMBER LIGHTS, an exceptionally sensitive, charming, and fresh story that tails one queer bachelor’s summerlong exploits and the romances that took place during (and beyond) the pomp and folly of Expo 67.

Ben is represented by Cody Caetano and Marilyn Biderman.