Meet Jowita

Meet Jowita

Jowita Bydlowska is the author of the controversial, best-selling memoir Drunk Mom, and the best-selling novel GUY. She's also a short-story writer, journalist and mentor. Her next novel, Possessed, will be published October, 2022. Despite technically being a part of CanLit she still hasn't, nor is currently fighting with anyone on Twitter. 

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Jowita is an excellent editor with more than 20 years of experience. She has an exceptional taste in fiction and extensive knowledge of the publishing industry. 


Jowita also offers one-on-one consult services where she can help you with your memoir:  from creating an outline, to developing a proposal, to editing, to providing feedback on what you have already.


Jowita does not like writing about herself in third person but there you have it. 


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“While the title suggests a simple autobiographical autopsy of motherhood marred by alcoholism, Bydlowska’s memoir delivers far more – a human portrait

of the disease.”

The New York Times
Book Review

“Drunk Mom is a rarity in this age of constant overshares—a work that had me questioning, “Does she want us to know this? Should I know this?” as I read it. …At times, it’s also a shockingly amusing read, sprinkled with wry, dark humour. I couldn’t put it down.” 


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“Being Guy felt horrifically natural, as if he stepped right out of my own debased, politically incorrect sex fantasy. This book is unputdownable, full of sly, modern details that made me laugh and grimace right into the twist ending.” 

Miranda July, author of 
The First Bad Man