Photo by Jackie Agostinis
Growing up in a co-operative housing project on the tip of Vancouver Island, Buffy spent most of her childhood running wild on beaches with gangs of kids or spying on adults from up trees.
After more than a decade of living abroad— in Germany, Argentina, and various parts of the US— she has decided to settle for a while on a small farm on Salt Spring Island. When not attempting to farm, she teaches creative writing, works at the local cat shelter, and runs a small business making repurposed leather handbags.
Buffy Cram’s fiction and non-fiction have appeared in multiple literary publications on both sides of the border as well as in the best-selling anthology, Darwin’s Bastards: Stories From Tomorrow. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from UBC and has attended residencies at Hedgebrook and the Banff Centre for the Arts. She has been a fiction finalist for the Western Magazine Awards, has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and has won a National Magazine Award for her non-fiction. Her first book, Radio Belly, was published in 2012 by Douglas & McIntyre.