Angie Abdou is a fiction writer and teacher who has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Calgary. BC BookWorld called her short story collection, Anything Boys Can Do (2006), an “extraordinary literary debut” and the Victoria Times Colonist commended its original take on female sexuality. The Globe and Mail praised her first novel, The Bone Cage (2007), for its “beautiful writing” and Quill & Quire called it “vivid, intense, and authentic.” The Kootenay Library Federation chose The Bone Cage as the official book for the inaugural “One Book One Kootenay” reading series. The Bone Cage is also taught in university-level Sport Lit courses across the continent and was included on Canadian Literature’s “All-Time Top Ten List of Best Canadian Sport Literature.” It was also a finalist for CBC’s Canada Reads 2011 and the 2012 MacEwan Book of the Year. Angie’s second novel, The Canterbury Trail, a black comedy about mountain culture, was published by Brindle & Glass Press (2011). It was a finalist for the 2011 Banff Mountain Book of the Year and won a 2012 IPPY (independent publishing award), Gold Medal for Canada West. Angie has nearly twenty years of teaching experience and has been involved in writing programs throughout the country. She was raised in Moose Jaw, SK and now lives in Fernie, BC with her husband and two children. She teaches at the College of the Rockies.
Arsenal Pulp, North America, October 2014