About & Contact
My name is Jowita Bydlowska and I was born in Warsaw, Poland. I moved to Canada as a teenager. Currently, I live in Toronto. It's fine.
In 2013, I published a controversial memoir Drunk Mom (Doubleday Canada, HarperCollins Australia, and Penguin USA). In 2016, I published my first novel, GUY (Buckrider Books with Wolsak & Wynn). My next novel, Possessed, will be published in 2022 (Rare Machines with Dundrun). I also write short stories. My story Mother (2021) has been selected to be published in The Best Canadian Short Stories 2022.
I'm currently working on a new manuscript titled MONSTER, and a non-fiction book on the topic of shame. Occasionally, I write about shame here: Unshaming
I teach creative writing at the Metropolitan University of Toronto, and I mentor clients individually. I’ve edited a number of book-length manuscripts, consulted on both non-fiction (memoir) and fiction. I've also published a couple of books as a ghostwriter.
For fun, I read, ride my bike, make music mixes, wander around, and take pictures.
As a journalist, I mainly write about culture, social issues and mental health. Sometimes arts and fashion. I’ve been published in the the Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Salon magazine, The Times UK, Elle, FASHION, Chatelaine, Hazlitt, THIS magazine, She Does the City, the CBC, etc.
2 Bloor Street East, Suite 3500
Canada M4W 1A8