Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

About Anakana Schofield

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My name is Anakana Schofield or AK for short. I am also short and my main preoccupations, alongside writing sentences and novels, are the weather, bird flu and labour history. I am the author of the 2015 Giller Prize shortlisted, acclaimed novel MARTIN JOHN and the award-winning novel MALARKY (2012)  Malarky won the 2012 First Novel Award and the 2013 Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in the United States and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. It was named on 16 Best Books of 2012 lists and was selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick. I have appeared at writers festivals all over Canada, the US and Europe. I have written many reviews for newspapers including The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Globe and Mail, The National Post. I also contribute to the London Review of Books blog.


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