Christy Ann Conlin


August 2019

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Christy Ann Conlin

CHRISTY ANN CONLIN is the author of two acclaimed novels, Heave and The Memento. Heave was a national bestseller, a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, the Dartmouth Book Award and was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals including Best Canadian Stories, Brick, Geist, Room, Numéro Cinq and Review. Her work has also been longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the American Short Fiction Prize.

Christy Ann’s writing has appeared in such publications as The Globe and Mail, Cottage Life and Chatelaine. Her radio broadcast work includes co-creating and hosting of Fear Itself, a CBC national summer radio series, with producer, Kent Hoffman, along with documentaries for Outfront, Arts Tonight, Mainstreet and Information Morning. She holds degrees from the University of British Columbia, the University of Ottawa and Acadia University. Christy Ann was born and raised in rural Nova Scotia, where she still lives. Her new book, Watermark, will be published in August, 2019, by House of Anansi.

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