Gail Anderson-Dargatz


B.A (UVic)

Areas of Research & Creative Activity



Gail Anderson-Dargatz (BA, 1999), whose fictional style has been coined as “Pacific Northwest Gothic” by the Boston Globe, has been published worldwide in English and in many other languages. Her novels A Recipe for Bees and The Cure for Death by Lightning were international bestsellers, and were both finalists for the prestigious Giller Prize in Canada. The Cure for Death by Lightning won the UK’s Betty Trask Prize among other awards. Both Turtle Valley and A Rhinestone Button were national bestsellers in Canada and her first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour. She currently teaches novel in the creative writing optional-residency MFA program at the University of British Columbia, and divides her time between Manitoulin Island and the Shuswap, the landscape found in so much of her writing.

Selected Publications

The Cure for Death by Lightning, Published by Knopf Canada



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