Award-winning Fiction: In Ana’s most recent fiction, The Price of a Cup of Coffee, Arthur Lane struggles to find his footing following a career-ending scandal. Inspired by actual events, this Pushcart-nominated, Best New Short Fiction shortlisted mini-book delves into the entanglements of fame, scandal, identity, and the currency of celebrity.
Set in the dark world of Canada’s stand-up comedy, Pundit, Ana’s first full-length novel (under her own name) earned critics (and comedian) praise for its “gritty authenticity” and “no-holds-barred” storytelling and was shortlisted for the Best New Fiction. Her short works appear in numerous publications and anthologies including Best of Fiction on the Web (Belfast Girl), and The Salmagundi (English Garden).
Award-winning Plays: Her award-winning drama Blue Plate Special, set in Boston’s south end, premièred in Toronto, Ontario, in 2017. Her other plays include Dollars and Sense, Peach Pit, Merry-Go-Round, A Taste of Brandy, Inertia, and H for Gardenia.