SFU's Department of English is pleased to announce that Sam Wiebe is the 2023 Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer-in-Residence.

Sam Wiebe

Sam Wiebe is the award-winning author of the Wakeland novels, one of the most authentic and acclaimed detective series in Canada, including Invisible DeadCut You DownHell and Gone, and the latest, Sunset and Jericho. Wiebe’s other books include Never Going Back, Last of the Independents, and the Vancouver Noir anthology, which he edited. His work has won the Crime Writers of Canada award and the Kobo Emerging Writers prize, and been shortlisted for the Edgar, Hammett, Shamus, and City of Vancouver book prizes.

Sam is offering writing consultations to SFU students and the general public until December 19th, 2023. Consultations are available online and in-person. Writers may submit up to ten pages (double spaced, 12 point, Times New Roman font) of their work. To book an appointment with Sam to discuss your writing, please email: englsec@sfu.ca.

With Thanks

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

Writer-in-Residence Committee

The Writer-in-Residence Committee has been established by the Department of English to work in consultation with the resident writer to design and coordinate their schedule of duties and activities. Committee members include Carolyn Lesjak (Department Chair), Cornel Bogle, Clint Burnham, David Chariandy, Stephen Collis, Jeff Derksen, Joanne Leow, Sophie McCall, and a graduate student representative.

Interview with Wayde Compton, Writer-in-Residence 2007–2008

Video montage of the Ellen & Warren Tallman Writers-in-Residence at SFU: 2004–2019

Past Writers-in-residence