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Annabel Lyon


Canada (b.1971)

Annabel Lyon was born in 1971. Her first book of fiction, the short story collection Oxygen (Porcupine's Quill, 2000), was published to wide acclaim, and was nominated for the Danuta Gleed and ReLit awards.

Her short fiction has appeared in numerous publications, including Toronto Life, The Journey Prize Anthology, and Write Turns: New Directions in Canadian Fiction. Lyon is also a frequent contributor to the Vancouver Sun and The Globe and Mail.

In addition to creative writing, Annabel Lyon has studied music, philosophy, and law. She lives in Vancouver, where she writes full time.
 
Annabel Lyon recommends
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The Shore Girl (2012)
Fran Kimmel
"Rebee is a bittersweet creation: heart-rending yet utterly unsentimental, a frail warrior who both distress and disarms everyone who encounters her-including readers."
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Three Years with the Rat (2016)
Jay Hosking
"A remarkable blend of mystery, family drama, love story, and time travel narrative... masterful indeed"
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Son of a Trickster (2017)
(Trickster, book 1)
Eden Robinson
"If Raven and Trickster got a show on Netflix, no one could write it but Eden Robinson. Talking ravens, party drugs, deadbeat dads, murderous otters, Doctor Who - nobody brings together pop culture, indigenous culture and myth with more ferocity and humour. Son of a Trickster is my favourite book this year."
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The Dutch Wife (2018)
Ellen Keith
"I'm so impressed by the ambition and bravery of this novel. It confronts the very central ethical concerns and questions about what it is to be human in the world today, what good and evil are, what can be forgiven and what cannot. Literature at its very best tasks itself with these questions, and The Dutch Wife places itself in that noble tradition."