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 most recent story Ghostrider (2021) has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. 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 I publish excerpts from it (along with some nsfw photography) on my alter ego Instagram account. I'm also working on a self-published work of erotic fiction. I'm a huge fan of self-published erotic novels.
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.
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.