Lisa Pasold is a writer originally from Montreal. She is the host and co-writer of Discovery World’s TV travel show “Paris Next Stop.” Lisa is the creator of Improbable Walks, story-telling walks focusing on legends and place memory. She has created these art walks to critical acclaim for festivals and gallery residencies in cities such as New Orleans, Toronto, and Paris.
Her 2012 book Any Bright Horse was shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award for poetry. Her most recent book is The Riparian, from Frontenac House, Calgary. Her work has been anthologized and has appeared in New American Writing. Her first book of poetry, Weave, was called “a masterpiece” by Geist Magazine; her second book A Bad Year for Journalists was nominated for an Alberta Book Award and turned into a theatre piece the following year, premiering in Toronto. Her debut novel Rats of Las Vegas appeared in 2009; critics called the book “as enticing as the lit-up Las Vegas strip.”
In the course of research, Lisa has been thrown off a train in Belarus, has eaten the world’s best pigeon pie in Marrakech, and has been cheated in the Venetian gambling halls of Ca’Vendramin Calergi. Lisa’s journalism features have appeared in diverse publications including The Chicago Tribune, The National Post, and Billboard.
photo by Louis Maistros