The Very Marrow of Our Bones 

My novel, The Very Marrow of Our Bones, published by ECW Press, is in bookstores now. Now also available as an audiobook at Audible.ca and Audible.com

Foreword INDIES Editor's Choice Prize – Fiction, 2018 

A beautifully insightful review by Richard Lemm: Lulu the Fiddler From Fraser Arm B.C.

CBC Books: "How I Wrote It" Interview with Dionne Codrington

49th Shelf: 2018 Books of the Year: Fiction

An interview with CBC PEI's Angela Walker

Nancy Wigston's wonderful Toronto Star review

A lovely Kirkus Review

And an Open Book interview

​A few of my book recommendations on 49th Shelf

I am represented by Hilary McMahon at Westwood Creative Artists.

"... Once, my eldest brother Geordie and I came across the carcass of a freshly killed young possum in the back woods. Its arms were raised above its head, as if in disbelief. Beseeching. Whatever had killed it had ripped open its belly and eaten all its tender bits. My mother’s disappearance left us all like that."

Promoted to Glory

Read my short story, "Promoted to Glory," published in Plenitude: Your Queer Literary Magazine

"... Uncle Hal had a bee in his bonnet about every one of us getting an education; Dad figured we’d do just dandy as shop girls or working at the Beaver Lumber store. He’d heard about Icarus."

Silver Award!

National Magazine Awards 2019 Fiction
A Prayer for Ursula in Open D

Editor's Choice Prize – Fiction! 
2018 Foreword INDIES
 
The Very Marrow of Our Bones

Shortlisted!

CBC Creative Nonfiction Prize 2016

Because we're not at the ocean

Reading, writing...

"A Prayer for Ursula in Open D" in The Malahat Review: Look for it in Issue 205: Queer Perspectives, Winter 2018.

 

"Dysplastic Man!" in The New Quarterly, Issue 145, Winter 2018.

 

I am hard at work on a series of short stories and another novel...

In 2011, I was shortlisted for the Marina Nemat Award in the Creative Writing program at the University of Toronto.​

 

I was on the editorial collective of Fireweed, A Feminist Quarterly for a decade.

I am honoured and delighted to be the recipient of a 2018 Ontario Arts Council grant.

© 2019 Christine Higdon