Contemporary Canadian Literature with a Distinctly Urban Twist

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Mark Jarman

Mark Anthony Jarman is the author of Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, My White Planet, 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the travel book Ireland’s Eye. His novel, Salvage King Ya!, is on’s list of 50 Essential Canadian Books and is the number one book on Amazon’s list of best hockey fiction. His Selected Stories is forthcoming from Biblioasis Press.

He won a Gold National Magazine Award in nonfiction, has twice won the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award, won the Jack Hodgins Fiction Prize, was shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award, the Alistair MacLeod Prize, the Thomas Raddall Prize, was included in The Journey Prize Anthology and Best Canadian Stories, and short-listed for Best American Essays and the O. Henry Prize.

He has published in Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Brick, American Short Story, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, The Barcelona Review, Literatura Na Swiecie (Poland), Hobart, Washington Square, Vrij Nederland, and reviews for The Globe & Mail. He is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a Yaddo fellow, has taught at the University of Victoria, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and now teaches at the University of New Brunswick where he is fiction editor of The Fiddlehead literary journal.

Books by Mark Jarman