Wild Prose Reading Series, Victoria, 24 May, 2023

Come join me for a reading with Gregor Craigie, Frances Peck and Eliza Robertson for a night of “earth-shattering prose”. I’m going to read from a novel in progress, which I’m excited to share for the first time. The event also opens with an open mic, so everyone is welcome to share a bit of […]

Incite: Hot Reads for Chilly Nights, February 6

The Vancouver Writers Fest and Vancouver Public Library are teaming up to produce some excellent Incite events this winter, including one featuring Eric Dupont (author of the Giller-nominated Songs for the Cold of Heart), Ian Williams (Griffin Poetry Prize finalist and author of Reproduction), and myself. There will be readings and a discussion to follow. […]

Rogers Writer’s Trust Award finalist

The shortlist for the 2018 Rogers Writer’s Trust award was announced on 26 September, with Land Mammals and Sea Creatures (somehow!) taking one of the five spots. Other finalists include Esi Edugyan, Rawi Hage, Kathy Page and Craig Davidson. I was camping in the Redwood National Forest in California with Brendan and Sulu, surrounded by […]

Washington book tour!

From June 3 to 8, I will be touring Bellingham, Seattle and Spokane, along with the very talented Christine Higdon, author of The Very Marrow of Our Bones. Catch up with us at the following spots to say hello, hear a reading, and have your book signed: 3 June, 4 p.m.: Village Books, 1200 11th Street, Bellingham […]

May 15 Book launch at The Lido

It’s finally time! Land Mammals and Sea Creatures (ECW Press) is being birthed into the world. Come to The Lido (518 East Broadway) on 15 May to enjoy some trivia, a quick reading, and some drinks. Hope to see you there!