Nadja Lubiw-Hazard

Siskiyou Prize for New Environmental Literature
Fall 2022

Nadja Lubiw-Hazard is a writer and veterinarian who holds a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Guelph and a post-graduate certificate in creative writing from the Humber School for Writers. Her work has been published in Fiddlehead, Understorey, Room, Canthius, The Dalhousie Review, and The New Quarterly. Her first novel, The Nap-Away Motel, was published by Palimpsest Press in May 2019. She is currently working on several picture books about animals and a second novel, Saving Seraphina. A lifelong animal lover and longtime vegan, Nadja’s writing often explores themes related to the natural world. She lives in Toronto with her wife, their two  daughters, an old black pug, and a feisty, fluffy kitten. Visit her online at