Sam Wiebe was the 2023 Ellen and Warren Tallman Writer-in-Residence. We will announce our next writer-in-residence in summer 2024. Please stay tuned!

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.

Read Sam's feature story.

Read Sam's writer-in-residence launch event speech.

Photo from Sam Wiebe's Reading & Launch Event at SFU's Harbour Centre campus on October 13th, 2023 (Pictured from left to right) Professor Sophie McCall, Professor Paul Budra, Professor Clint Burnham, Professor Carolyn Lesjak, Sam Wiebe, Kearnon Kanne, Professor Stephen Collis, Professor Diana Solomon, Professor Cornel Bogle, Sarah Kennedy, Professor Joanne Leow

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