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Check out this all-star line up!

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March 2010

The Darwin's Bastards List of Contributors

selected and edited by Zsuzsi Gartner

Jay Brown’s fiction and non-fiction have appeared in many publications across Canada, including Vancouver Review, This Magazine, The Globe & Mail, and Grain, among others. He lives in Victoria. Story: Gladiator

Paul Carlucci came from an infinitely dense dot. “This Morning All Night” received the Honourable Mention in Vancouver Review’s inaugural fiction contest in 2009. He lives in Esquimalt, BC. Story: This Morning All Night

Douglas Coupland was born on a NATO base in Germany in 1961. He is the author of twelve novels and a variety of nonfiction books including a recent biography of Marshall McLuhan. He also maintains a practise as a visual artist and as a designer. He lives and works in Vancouver. Story: Survivor

Like most of her characters, Buffy Cram is a hobo who can’t decide where she lives. Her fiction has appeared in Prairie Fire and The Bellevue Review. In 2009 her short fiction was a finalist for a Western Magazine Award and Cutbank’s Montana Prize in Fiction. Her non-fiction has earned a National Magazine Award. She believes very intelligent homeless people will soon take over the world. She lives in Victoria. Story: Large Garbage

Elyse Friedman is the author most recently of Long Story Short, a Novella & Stories (Anansi). She has published two novels, Then Again (Random House Canada), Waking Beauty (Crown US), and the poetry collection, Know Your Monkey (ECW). She resents any future that doesn’t include her, and predicts it will be just as sad, funny, beautiful and monstrous as the past. She lives in Toronto. Story: I Found Your Vox

William Gibson no longer lives in Kitsilano but is a Kitsilano loyalist. His next novel is called Zero History. He lives in Vancouver. Story: Dougal Discarnate

Jessica Grant is the author of the novel Come, Thou Tortoise, published by Knopf in 2009. Her first collection of stories, Making Light of Tragedy, includes a story that won both the Western Magazine Award for Fiction and the Journey Prize. She lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Story: Love in the Pneumatic Tube Era

Lee Henderson is the author of the award-winning short story collection The Broken Record Technique and the novel The Man Game, winner of the BC Book Award . He is a contributing editor to the art magazines Border Crossings and Contemporary and has published fiction and art criticism in numerous periodicals. His fiction has twice been featured in the Journey Prize anthology. He lives in Vancouver and is at work on more fiction to do with hell. Story: The Aurochs

Sheila Heti is the author of the story collection The Middle Stories and the novel Ticknor. She is also the creator of the Trampoline Hall lecture series. She regularly conducts interviews for The Believer magazine. A slightly different version of “There Is No Time In Waterloo” was originally printed in McSweeney’s #32. She lives in Toronto. Story: There is No Time in Waterloo

Anosh Irani is the author of the acclaimed novels The Song of Kahunsha, a finalist for Canada Reads and the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize in 2007, and The Cripple and His Talismans. His play Bombay Black won 4 Dora Mavor Moore Awards in 2006 including for Outstanding New Play, and he was nominated for the 2007 Governor General’s Award for The Bombay Plays: The Matka King and Bombay Black. His new novel Dahanu Road will be published by Doubleday Canada in 2010. He lives in North Vancouver. Story: Notes from the Womb

Mark Anthony Jarman is the author of 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, the travel book Ireland’s Eye, and, Salvage King Ya!, on’s list of 50 Essential Canadian Books. He is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, has taught at the University of Victoria, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the University of New Brunswick. His story collection, My White Planet, was published in 2008. He lives in Fredericton, NB. Story: The December Astronauts (or Moon-Base Horse Code)

Variously employed as a meat room clean-up attendant, business school lecturer and conceptual artist, Oliver Kellhammer makes his home on Cortes Island, BC, where he spends his days whittling toothpicks and raising turtles. There will always be odd and interesting things at Story: Crush

Annabel Lyon is the author of Oxygen (stories), The Best Thing for You (novellas), All-Season Edie (juvenile novel), and The Golden Mean (novel). She lives in New Westminster, BC with her husband and two children. Story: Remote Control

Pasha Malla is the author of The Withdrawal Method (stories) and All Our Grandfathers Are Ghosts (poems, sort of.) He lives in London, ON. Story: 1999

Stephen Marche is the author of Shining at the Bottom of the Sea (2007) and Raymond and Hannah (2005). He lives in Toronto Story: Personasts: My Journeys Through Soft Evenings and Famous Secrets

Yann Martel’s latest book is What is Stephen Harper Reading?, a collection of letters addressed to the Prime Minister about reading. His next novel will come out in 2010. He lives in Saskatoon. Story: We Ate the Children Last

Heather O’Neill is the author of the best-selling novel Lullabies for Little Criminals. It won Canada Reads 2007 and the Hugh McLennan Prize for Fiction, and was also shortlisted for the Orange Prize for Fiction, the Governor General Award, the in Canada First Novel Award, and the Grand Prix de Livre de Montreal. She lives in Montreal. Story: The Dreamlife of Toasters

Adam Lewis Schroeder is the author of the short fiction collection Kingdom of Monkeys and the novels Empress of Asia and In the Fabled East. He lives in Penticton with his wife and kids, and teaches writing at UBC Okanagan. In the near future he plans to open a chain of jet-pack maintenance shops up and down the West Coast. Lube, oil, strap adjustments. It’s going to be big. Story: This is Not the End My Friend

Neil Smith lives in Montreal. Bang Crunch, his story collection, has been published in Canada, America, Britain, France, Germany, and India. It was nominated for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for Best First Book and the Hugh MacLennan Prize and chosen as a book of the year by The Washington Post and The Globe and Mail. The story in this anthology is adapted from his novel in progress, Heaven Is a Place Where Nothing Ever Happens. Story: Atheists Were Almost Right About Everything

Timothy Taylor is the author of two novels, Stanley Park and Story House. His fiction has earned numerous accolades, including a Journey Prize, a National Magazine Award, and nominations for the Giller Prize and Writers Trust Prize. His new novel, The Blue Light Project, will be published next year. He lives in Vancouver. Contact info and new writing can be found at Story: Sunshine City

Matthew J. Trafford’s fiction has won the Far Horizons Award from The Malahat Review, been nominated for a National Magazine Award, and twice been short-listed for the CBC Literary Prize. He lives in Toronto where he works with Deaf college students and performs longform improv with his brother in their two-person troupe, The Bromos. Story: The Divinity Gene

Laura Trunkey’s fiction and non-fiction have appeared in literary journals. Her first book, the children’s novel The Incredibly Ordinary Danny Chandelier, was published in 2008. Currently, she is working on a collection of short fiction and another children’s novel. She lives in Victoria, British Columbia. Story: Fire from Heaven: A Dystopian Suite

David Whitton dedicates his story to his mother, Donna Whitton, a brave and noble Viking. He lives in Toronto. Story: Twilight of the Godstm

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