Chanel M. Sutherland

Chanel M. Sutherland

Vincentian-Canadian Writer of Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry.

About the Author

“Every story I tell is a journey to explore the shared experiences that unite us.”

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

Chanel M. Sutherland

Winner of the 2021 CBC Nonfiction Prize & the 2022 CBC Short Story Prize.

In addition, she was awarded the 2022 Mariruth Sarsfield Mentorship, longlisted for the 2022 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, and shortlisted for the Max Margles Fiction Prize. Chanel was also included on the CBC Books 30 Writers to Watch list for 2022.

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Receive a copy of an unpublished short story, “Savior.”

In “Savior” by Chanel M. Sutherland, a writer aboard the Aurora, humanity’s last hope, wrestles with the chaos and noise of space, tasked with protecting embryos that hold all human knowledge and culture. Trapped and isolated by the ship’s machines, he battles despair and insanity, questioning his purpose and the fate of humankind as the journey drags on.

Published Works
Winner of the 2021 CBC Nonfiction Prize
KOLA Magazine VOLUME 33, NUMBER 2, FALL 2021
Winner of the 2022 CBC Short Story Prize