The Fur Handbag

Larissa Lai has published eight books, including Iron Goddess of Mercy (2021), The Tiger Flu (2018), and Automaton Biographies (2009), from Arsenal Pulp, and Salt Fish Girl (Thomas Allen, 2002). Recipient of the Dr. Jim Duggins Outstanding Mid-Career Novelist Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Astraea Award, and a finalist for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and the Books in Canada First Novel Award, among others, she holds a Canada Research Chair at the University of Calgary, where she directs the Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing. Her new novel, The Lost Century, will be published by Arsenal Pulp in 2022.