Ian Colford is a Canadian fiction writer who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Born and educated in Halifax, he earned his master’s degree in English at Dalhousie University. In addition, he has a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and a master’s in library science. In 1988 he completed a novel called Sloan’s Way, which remains unpublished A second novel, The Confessions of Joseph Blanchard, won the 2001 H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize for unpublished novel from the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. One of Ian’s stories appeared in the 1998 Journey Prize Anthology and was one of three from that volume shortlisted for the prize.
Ian’s stories, reviews, and commentary have appeared in Canadian literary publications from coast to coast. From 1995 to 1998 he was editor of the literary publication Pottersfield Portfolio, and from 1994 to 2000 served on the executive board of the Writers’ Federation of Nova Scotia. In 1998 he selected and edited a collection of stories by Maritime writers, called Water Studies, for Pottersfield Press. Evidence, his first collection of short fiction, was published by Porcupine’s Quill in April 2008. In 2009, Evidence was shortlisted for the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award.
Freehand Books, Canada, May 2016
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