Kit Ingram (first published as Cory Ingram) is a queer Canadian writer based in London. His poetry has earned short-listings for the Bridport Prize and Fish Prize, and his fiction a long-listing for the Grindstone Literary Novel Prize, among others.

In 2019, he published Paradise, a novel, with Ganymede Press and in late 2021 will publish his debut poetry collection Alice and Antius with Penrose Press.

Raised in Calgary, Alberta, on the windswept foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Kit went on to graduate from the University of Toronto with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in philosophy. He now freelances as a storyteller working with various start-ups, creatives, and Indigenous-run businesses.

When he isn’t considering line breaks or the lives of his characters, you’ll find him playing with his golden retriever, Hugo, or cycling across English Heritage country with a smile on his face. 

Kit Ingram, Paradise

Paradise, a novel

Literary and whimsical, Paradise is a coming-of-age story of first gay love.

Set in an idyllic Toronto summer—an Eden—before the era of dating apps, Chris must confront his truth and the darker forces that slither in the shadows. Enlivened by a troop of supporting characters, the story careens through the big questions, suggesting that the paradise of love might be as near but elusive as the landscapes of the imagination.

From campus life to the landscapes of Southern Ontario, Ingram weaves a tapestry of dazzling prose around a story that lingers like a dream.

A remarkable first work that has inspired me both personally and professionally. (Jeff Sobel)


Letters from Kit

Words here and there about upcoming projects, book launches, events, and more. No spam, no ads, but maybe a poem on a rainy day.