Gail Anderson-Dargatz grew up in rural British Columbia and studied creative writing at the University of Victoria. Her first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was published in 1994 and was short-listed for the Leacock Award for Humour. Her bestselling novel The Cure For Death By Lightning met with terrific acclaim and garnered her the UK’s Betty Trask Award and a nomination for Canada’s Giller Prize. A Recipe For Bees soon followed with nominations for the Giller and the IMPAC Dublin Award. Her most recent novel is Turtle Valley. In the winter she and her husband Floyd live on a farm on Vancouver Island; in the summer they reside on a farm near Edmonton, Alberta. When she is not helping with the chores, Gail writes full time.

Festivals: 1997, 2008 (Year Round)

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