About the Author
, whose fictional style has been coined as "Pacific Northwest Gothic" by the Boston Globe
, has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages. A Recipe for Bees
and The Cure for Death by Lighting
were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure for Death by Lightning
won the UK’s Betty Trask Prize among other awards. A Rhinestone Button
was a national bestseller in Canada and her first book, The Miss Hereford Stories
, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour. She currently teaches fiction in the creative writing MFA program at the University of British Columbia, and lives in the Shuswap, the landscape found in so much of her writing.