About the Author
Anakana Schofield is the author of the 2015 Giller Prize shortlisted novel Martin John, which was also a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and the (UK) Goldsmiths Prize. Martin John received Editors’ Choice in the New York Timesand was named on many Best Books of 2015 lists. Schofield’s debut novel Malarky (2012) won the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the 2013 Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in the United States and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. It was also selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. Anakana Schofield has appeared at writers festivals all over Canada, the US, Europe and Asia, and has written many reviews for newspapers, including The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Globe and Mail, and the National Post. She also contributes to the London Review of Books blog. She was born and grew up in Ireland, and now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia.