Chanel M. Sutherland is the winner of the 2021 CBC Nonfiction prize and the 2022 CBC Short Story Prize. In addition, she was awarded the 2022 Mairuth Sarsfield Mentorship, longlisted for the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and included on the CBC Books 30 Writers to Watch list for 2022.

Born in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Chanel moved to Montreal, Quebec, when she was ten. She holds a BA in English Literature from Concordia University and is writing her first book – a collection of short stories exploring the Caribbean immigrant experience, especially those dealing with girlhood. LAYAWAY CHILD is slated for a fall 2022 submission.

Chanel is represented by Chelene Knight and Marilyn Biderman.