Pamela Mordecai writes poetry, fiction and plays. Her previous collections are Subversive Sonnets, The True Blue of Islands, Certifiable, de man: a performance poem, and Journey Poem. Her first collection of short fiction, Pink Icing and Other Stories, appeared in 2006, and her first novel, Red Jacket was published in February 2015 and shortlisted for the Rogers Writer's Trust Fiction Prize. Her writing for children is widely collected and well known internationally. El Numero Uno, a play for young people, had its world premiere at Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People in Toronto in 2010. She lives in Kitchener, Ontario.