Sharon English


Sharon is a hardy Canadian writer who’s been fascinated by how places shape people, and vice versa, for a long time. She’s published two collections of short stories, Uncomfortably Numb (teenage suburban angst) and Zero Gravity (rootless soul-searching on the Canadian west coast). Currently she’s completing a novel called What Has Night to Do with Sleep? (uncivilised return to the essence in Toronto; the title’s from Milton). She walks a lot and explores the terrain.

Sharon also teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and has been running a course there on writing about place in the city. Since discovering the Dark Mountain project, Sharon has attended the 2013 Uncivilisation Festival, has a story in Dark Mountain: Issue 5, and is hoping to host an uncivilised gathering in Canada someday.