Jesse Ruddock is author of the novel Shot-Blue (Coach House Books 2017). Born and raised in Guelph and based in Montreal, Jesse attended Harvard on a hockey scholarship, playing starting goal. After a series of concussions, she turned to studying modern poetry and medieval meditation, next completing a Master’s at the University of Toronto. From age thirteen to twenty-three, Jesse worked in summer as a carpenter’s apprentice on a remote lake in northern Ontario.
The New York Times says, “Ruddock writes moments of startling intimacy.” The National Post says, “Ruddock is a poet (among other things) and we can call her debut a novel or we can call it what it is: poetry.” Her writing and photographs have appeared in the New, N+1, BOMB, Music & Literature, and VICE, among other places.
Coach House 2017