Anderson-Dargatz, Gail

anderson-dargatz-gailGail Anderson-Dargatz

Gail Anderson-Dargatz has been published worldwide in more than 15 territories, in English and in many other languages. She has recently stepped into the mystery and suspense genres with The Stalker and Search and Rescue, the first of a series.

Her literary novels, A Recipe for Bees and The Cure for Death by Lighting 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, the BC Book Prize, the VanCity Prize, and was short-listed for the Chapters/Books in Canada First Novel Award. Turtle Valley and A Rhinestone Button were national bestsellers in Canada. Turtle Valley has gone on to sell internationally as well. Her first book, The Miss Hereford Stories, was short-listed for the Leacock Award for humour.

She taught novel and fiction in the University of British Columbia’s optional-residency MFA creative writing program for nearly a decade. She now mentors writers through her own online forums. For more please visit Gail’s website at:


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