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Darlene Madott
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Darlene Madott is a Toronto lawyer and writer. Prior to law, she worked at Saturday Night and Toronto Life magazines. Her call to the Bar in 1985 coincided with the publication of a collection of short stories, Bottled Roses, Oberon, 1985. A film script, Mazilli's Shoes, was published by Guernica, in 1997, then Joy, Joy, Why Do I Sing? Women's Press/Scholar's Press, 2004. Included in that collection was "Vivi's Florentine Scarf," which won the 2002 Paolucci Prize of the Italian American Writer's Association. Her short fiction has garnered literary awards, including the title story “Making Olives,” which won the Bressani Literary Award in 2008. She has been widely anthologized, including in Conspicuous Accents: Accenti Magazine’s Finest Stories of the First 10 Years (Longbridge, 2014), Italian Canadians at Table: A Narrative Feast in Five Courses (Guernica, 2013) and More Sweet Lemons (Legas, 2010). A mother of one son, she continues to write and practice, primarily in the area of matrimonial law.

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