Karen X. Tulchinsky

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Author: Karen X. Tulchinsky

Profile: Formerly Karen X. Tulchinsky was known as Aren X. Tulchinsky. He is a Canadian short story writer, novelist, anthologist and screenwriter from Vancouver, British Columbia. He has been the editor of a number of literary anthologies of lesbian erotica.

Karen X. Tulchinsky is a graduate of the Canadian Film Centre, in addition to the work he has published. An episode of  Robson Arms – the television series, a short film, a six feature-length screenplays and the television film – Floored By Love have been written by him. The documentary series KinK, a documentary series has been story edited by him. He has also been writer and story editor on The Guard – a drama series and a Story Editor on Glutton for Punishment (Food Network).

He has been a consulting producer on The Opener and Dussault Inc. Besides this he has been a story writer/editor on Pyros, Game of Homes, Timber Kings, First Dates, The Audience and Border Security. He was also Senior Story Editor on the World’s Wierdest Restaurants and The Bachelor Canada.

A number of feature-length screenplays including I Shot The Sheriff have been written by Tulchinsky.

Screening of Ms. Thing his directorial debut has been done in 53 film festivals all across the globe including screenings at Toronto Independent Film Festival, Out On Screen Vancouver, Q Film Festival, Toronto Independent Film Festival, Frameline, Pink-Apple Mix Milano and many more. He has written for a number of newspapers and magazines, served on the jury for the Dayne Ogilvie Prize a literary award for emerging LGBT writers in Canada.

Writing style: Karen X. Tulchinsky writes and teaches creative writing in Vancouver.

Published Texts:


1998 – Love Ruins Everything

2002 – Love and Other Ruins

2003 – The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky

Short Stories

1996 – In Her Nature


1995 – Queer View Mirror: Lesbian and Gay Short Short Fiction

1995 – Tangled Sheets

1997 – Queer View Mirror 2: Lesbian and Gay Short Short Fiction

1998 – Hot and Bothered: Short Short Fiction on Lesbian Desire

1998 – To Be Continued

1999 – Friday the Rabbi Wore Lace: Jewish Lesbian Erotica

1999 – Hot and Bothered 2: Short Short Fiction on Lesbian Desire

1999 – To Be Continued, Take Two

2001 – Hot and Bothered 3: Short Short Fiction on Lesbian Desire

2003 – Hot and Bothered 4: Short Short Fiction on Lesbian Desire


Awards and Acknowledgements:

1996 – Awarded the VanCity Book Prize (In Her Nature – short stories collection)

2008 – City of Toronto Book Award finalist and winner of the Vancouver Public Library’s One Book One Vancouver Prize (The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky – novel).  The Toronto Star named the novel one of The Top Ten Books About Toronto and is one of the top ten Canadian books ever borrowed at the Vancouver Public Library.

2019 – The Five Books of Moses Lapinsky was honored with a permanent plaque in Chrisite Pits Park in Toronto as part of Project Bookmark Canada.