Angie Abdou

Angie Abdou began writing fiction in 2000 and has since published four books. Anything Boys Can Do was praised by the Times Colonist (British Columbia) for its original take on female sexuality. The Bone Cage, a novel about Olympic athletes, was the inaugural One Book, One Kootenay, as well as a 2011 Canada Reads finalist and the 2012 MacEwan Book of the Year. Her newest novel, The Canterbury Trail (Brindle & Glass, 2011), is a dark comedy specifically about mountain culture and more generally about community and our relationship with the environment. The Canterbury Trail was a finalist for the Banff Mountain Book of the Year and won an IPPY (independent publishing award), Gold Medal for Canada West. Her most recent novel, Between (Arsenal Pulp Press) is about working mothers, foreign labour, and swingers' resorts. It was chosen as a best of 2014 by the Vancouver SunPrism Magazine, and 49th Shelf. Angie was born and raised in Moose Jaw, SK. She currently lives in the Crowsnest Pass area and works as a Professor of Creative Writing at Athabasca University.

For more information on Angie, please visit http://www.abdou.ca/