- SPRING FEATURE PRESENTATION - IN CONVERSATION & BOOK LAUNCH with Gail Anderson-Dargatz
SPRING FEATURE PRESENTATION - IN CONVERSATION & BOOK LAUNCH with Gail Anderson-Dargatz
May 12, 2023 | 7:00pm MT
Owl's Nest Books, 815A, 49th Ave SW, Calgary
AWCS Members: FREE | Non-Members: $5
Spend the evening with Giller finalist and thriller writer, Gail Anderson-Dargatz as she launches her next book, The Almost Widow. She will talk about writing in all its facets, the joys and challenges with writing thriller, what drove her to switching genres and so much more.
This event takes place in person at Owl's Nest Books.
GAIL ANDERSON-DARGATZ’s first novel, The Cure for Death by Lightning, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and won the UK’s Betty Trask Award, the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the Vancity Book Prize. Her second novel, A Recipe for Bees, was nominated for the International Dublin Literary Award and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. The Spawning Grounds was nominated for the Sunburst Award and the Ontario Library Association Evergreen Award and short-listed for the Canadian Authors Association Literary Award for Fiction. Her thriller, The Almost Wife was a national bestseller in 2021, and her most recent novel, The Almost Widow, is out in May 2023.
Gail also writes young adult and hi-lo books for the educational market. Her book Iggy’s World was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and shortlisted for the Chocolate Lily Book Awards. The Ride Home was short-listed for the Sheila A. Egoff Children’s Literature Prize, as well as the Red Cedar Fiction Award and the Chocolate Lily Book Award.
She taught for nearly a decade in the MFA program in creative writing at the University of British Columbia and now mentors writers online. Gail Anderson-Dargatz lives in the Shuswap region of British Columbia.