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Steven Mayoff was born in Montreal and now makes his home on Prince Edward Island, Canada. His fiction and poetry have appeared in publications in Canada, Algeria, France, Ireland and the United States.

As a lyricist, Steven has collaborated on songs recorded by Melanie Doane. Eleven of his poems were used as the text for the song cycle Disordered Songs by Winnipeg composer David R. Scott. This was the commissioned work for the 2005 Eckhardt-Gramatté Vocal Competition. He also contributed lyrics to the dance show Swingstep, for which he was nominated for a Dora Mavor Moore Award.

Steven’s short film script, The Dim Sum of Its Parts, won a 2009 WILDsound One-Page Screenplay contest and was made into a film that has received over 450,00 viewings on YouTube.

Steven is a proud member of The Writers' Union of Canada, The PEI Writers' Guild, PEN Canada, The Prince Edward Island Council of the Arts, Playwrights Atlantic Resource Centre and SOCAN.

His debut story collection, Fatted Calf Blues, was published by Turnstone Press in April 2009.

Steven’s upcoming novel, Our Lady of Steerage, will be published by Bunim and Bannigan.


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