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Michael Crummey

Michael Crummey

Canadian
Publisher: Brick Books

Michael Crummey is author of the memoir Newfoundland: Journey into a Lost Nation; three books of poetry, including Hard Light and Arguments with Gravity, winner of the Writers’ Alliance of Newfoundland and Labrador Book Award for Poetry; and the short fiction collection Flesh & Blood. His first novel, River Thieves, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his second novel, The Wreckage, was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His third novel, Galore, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean) and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His fourth novel, Sweetland, was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His most recent novel, The Innocents, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Governor General’s Literary Award. Michael Crummey lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.