Daria Salamon’s work has appeared in The Globe and Mail, the Winnipeg Free Press and Uptown Magazine. Her fiction and creative non-fiction have been shortlisted for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Emerging Writer Short Fiction Award, the Larry Turner Award for Creative Non-Fiction, and the Canadian Authors Association’s North of 55 Writing Contest. In 2005, she wrote a monthly humour column called “The Wedding Diaries” for the Winnipeg Free Press. Some of those details find their way into her debut novel, The Prairie Bridesmaid (Key Porter). Nia Vardalos, of My Big Fat Greek Wedding fame, calls it “a witty, sardonic, and touching story of self-discovery.” Her most recent work, published with co-author and husband Rob Krause, is Don’t Try This at Home (Turnstone), the story of their 12-month journey around the world, featuring the planet’s most stunning vistas but also the challenges of foreign customs, broken-down buses, stomach bugs, personal loss, and their often less-than-enthusiastic children.
Daria Salamon lives in Winnipeg.