Terri Favro is a Niagara-raised, Toronto-based novelist, essayist and comic book collaborator. Her work is cross genre, embracing fiction, creative non-fiction and graphic novels, much of it inspired by her Italian-Canadian background and a lifelong obsession with science fiction, robotics and emerging technologies. Terri is interested in the narrative power of stories of migration, displacement, personal reinvention and adaptation in the face of never-ending change.
She is the author of four novels. including Sputnik’s Children (ECW Books, 2017), a Globe & Mail Best Book, CBC Books Top 10 of 2017, a Quill & Quire Best Book, and a shortlisted finalist for the Sunburst Award for Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic. With assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts and the Toronto Arts Council, she wrote a sequel, The Sisters Sputnik (2022, ECW), which Publisher’s Weekly called “entertaining and fast-paced” and CBC Books put on a list of “18 Canadian Books to Get the Sci Fi and Fantasy Fan”. Favro’s non-fiction book Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation (2018, updated 2020) received a starred review from BookList, the review site of the American Library Association. She has spoken about robot-human relationships, past and present, in numerous venues, including The MIT Press Bookstore in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Favro has been a winner and a shortlisted finalist in numerous literary competitions, including the CBC Creative Non-fiction Prize. In 2017, Terri was the “What’s Your Story?” writer for East Toronto, an initiative sponsored by the Toronto Arts Council and Ontario Books Publisher Association to celebrate stories inspired by Toronto’s diverse neighbourhoods.
Favro’s work has appeared in numerous literary magazines such as OnSpec, Quarantine Review, Humber Literary Review, Geist, Prism, Untethered, Broken Pencil and Room.
Terri Favro is a member of The Writers’ Union of Canada, the Association of Italian-Canadian Writers and the Canadian Science Fiction and Fantasy Association.