As a screenwriter and story editor, Alex Pugsley has worked on over 185 produced episodes of television, writing for performers such as Lauren Ash, Scott Thompson, Jenn Whalen, Ennis Esmer, Mark McKinney, Dan Aykroyd, and Michael Cera, and for such series as Hudson & RexThe Eleventh HourLife With DerekBaxterHeartlandG-SpotI Was a Sixth Grade Alien, and The Gavin Crawford Show. Recently, he wrote and directed the feature film Dirty Singles which won for him the Irving Avrich Emerging Filmmaker Award at TIFF. Following the publication of his first novel, Aubrey McKee, he was named one of CBC’s 2020 Writers to Watch.  His first story collection, Shimmer, has just been published by Biblioasis.