• Biography

    Ian Colford is a fiction writer living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. His stories, reviews, and commentary have appeared in Canadian literary publications from coast to coast and in journals published online. From 1995 to 1998 he was editor of the literary journal Pottersfield Portfolio, and from 1994 to 2000 served on the executive board of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. He has completed residencies at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers and Yaddo, the artists’ colony in Saratoga Springs, New York. Evidence, his first collection of short fiction, was published in 2008 by Porcupine’s Quill, and won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award; Evidence was also shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, The Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize, and the ReLit Award. His first novel, The Crimes of Hector Tomás, was published by Freehand Books in October 2012.

     

    Awards
    • Winner of the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award (2009 Atlantic Book Awards); 'Evidence'