• Biography

    Christy Ann Conlin's debut novel, Heave, was a national bestseller and one of the Globe and Mail's top books of 2002. Her second adult novel, The Memento, will be published by Doubleday in April 2016. Her first YA novella, Dead Time, will be come out with Annick Press in 2011. Her fiction has appeared in numerous journals and anthologies including Best Canadian Stories. She has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from the University of British Columbia where she wrote and studied fiction, stage and screenplay writing. She also holds a Bachelor of Education from Acadia University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Ottawa. Her essays have appeared in numerous publications including Canadian Geographic, Geist and Chatelaine. Christy Ann is also a regular book reviewer for the Globe and Mail and is an online instructor with the University of Toronto. She lives in Wolfville, Nova Scotia.

    Publications
    • Dead Time. Annick Press, January 2011.

    • The Memento, Doubleday Canada, April 19, 2016.

    • Heave. Doubleday Canada, 2002. ISBN 0-385-65807-9.

    • Anthologies
      • Great Expectations: Twenty-Four True Stories About Childbirth. House of Anansi, Autumn 2008. ISBN 978-0-88784-778-3.

      • Between Interruptions: Mothers Write About Guilt, Anxiety, Ambition, and More. Key Porter, 2007. ISBN-13: 978-1552639115.

      • 04: Best Canadian Stories. Oberon Press, 2004. ISBN 0-7780-1229 8.

      • Victory Meat: New Fiction From Atlantic Canada. Anchor Canada, 2003. ISBN 0-385-65892-3.

      • She Writes: Love, Spaghetti and other stories. Second Story Press, 2002. ISBN 1-896764-68-1.

    Awards
    • Shortlisted for Books in Canada/Amazon.com First Novel Award, 2003.

    • Shortlisted for Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize, 2003.

    • Shortlisted for Dartmouth Book Award, 2003.

    • Shortlisted for Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, 2003

    • Shari Meakin Bursary for Writers, Burnaby Arts Council, May, 1999.

    • Blood & Aphorisms Short Fiction Contest, Bedtime In Zurich, B & A Prize,1996.

    • Finalist, CBC New Brunswick Teleplay Competition, Taking Mother to the Sea, 1996.

    • The William Rhea Fellowship in Television Writing, University of British Columbia, 1996.

    • Atlantic Writing Competition: First Place - dramatic writing; Third Place - poetry, 1994.