Writer in Residence

Photo credit: Arabella Campbell

The SFU English Department is proud to announce the 2018 Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer in Residence at Simon Fraser University, Anakana Schofield.

Anakana Schofield won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 for her debut novel Malarky. Her critically acclaimed second novel, Martin John, was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Goldsmith’s Prize. Schofield’s two novels have been shortlisted for nine prizes, internationally. Her writing has appeared in The Guardian, The Globe and Mail, The Irish Times, and The London Review of Books blog, among others.

anakanaschofield.com | @AnakanaSchofiel

To book an appointment with Anakana, please email Laura Walker at englsec@sfu.ca.  

With Thanks
The Ellen & Warren Tallman Writer in Residence Program gratefully acknowledges generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts, SFU's Dean of Arts and Social Sciences, SFU's Department of English, and the Ellen & Warren Tallman Endowment.

Past Writers in Residence:
2004/05 Daphne Marlatt
2005/06 Larissa Lai
2006/07 Fred Wah
2007/08 Wayde Compton
2008/09 Hiromi Goto
2009/10 Michael Turner
2011/12 Co-sponsored a series of literary events in collaboration with the Audain Gallery
2012/13 Marie Clements
2013/14 Madeleine Thien
2014/15 Rawi Hage
2015/16 Jordan Scott
2016/17 Cecily Nicholson

Writer-in-Residence Committee:
The Writer-in-Residence Committee has been established by the English Department to work in consultation with the resident writer to design and coordinate his/her schedule of duties and activities. Committee members include Paul Budra (Department Chair), Clint Burnham, David Chariandy, Stephen Collis, Jeff Derksen, Christine Kim, Sophie McCall, and Olivia Ingram (graduate student representative).