Irene Fantopoulos is a writer of fiction and memoir. Her stories about growing up Greek in Canada have appeared in greekgateway.com and the Canadian Museum of Immigration. Her personal story The Song that Changed my Life was shortlisted for CBC Canada Writes. She has publications in the Toronto Writer’s Collective 2018 Anthology, the Globe and Mail’s Facts and Arguments, and several online and print magazines. Her poem, Never There? was a top 10 finalist for the Winston Collins Prize in Poetry.
She has a B.A. in Criminology and a Master's in Clinical Social Work. Irene worked in the mental health field and with victims of domestic violence. For almost 30 years, Irene worked with the Ontario Civil Service. While there, she worked in communications, human resources, policy development, and project management. Her experience, cultural background, and education inspired her to write her debut novel, All the Evil Scatters. She graduated from the Humber School for Writers and has a certificate in creative writing. Irene is writing several manuscripts and uses elements of her Greek culture in her stories. She lives in Toronto with her dog, Neo.