I write books for adults and younger readers. My most recent novel is Every Blade of Grass, an eco-romance about love, loss, and life on this planet. My first novel, Icefields (1995) won the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean division, and the inaugural Banff Mountain Book grand prize. My second novel, Salamander (2001), was short-listed for the Governor-General’s Literary Award and the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. A collection of short stories about imaginary books, The Logogryph, published in 2004 by Gaspereau Press was shortlisted for the IMPAC-Dublin Prize. I've published a three-volume fantasy for younger readers, … Read More...
Every blade of grass has an angel that bends over it and whispers, grow, grow. – The Talmud 1 When she went to check out in the morning she found a letter waiting for her at the front desk. The only thing written on the plain white envelope was her name, but… [Continue Reading]
That rare and elusive volume, The Logogryph: A Bibliography of Imaginary Books, is now available as a beautiful PDF, complete with Wesley Bates’ charming illustrations, on the Gaspereau Press website.
A very kind review/recommendation of my first novel, Icefields, at the 101GreatReads blog.
“Thank you for relaying Professor Magnusson’s tale of the Arctic frog – this is just the kind of strange little-known fact I can’t resist. Here’s one that a birdwatching friend happened to mention the other day: owls are the only birds that can see the colour blue. I have no idea if this is an… [Continue Reading]