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Angie Abdou is a fiction writer and teacher who has a Ph.D. in English Literature from the University of Calgary.  BC BookWorld called her short story collection, Anything Boys Can Do (2006), an "extraordinary literary debut" and the Victoria Times Colonist commended its original take on female sexuality.  The Globe and Mail praised her first novel, The Bone Cage (2007), for its "beautiful writing" and The Quill & Quire called it "vivid, intense, and authentic."  The Kootenay Library Federation chose The Bone Cage as the official book for the inaugural "One Book One Kootenay" reading series.  The Bone Cage is also taught in university-level Sport Lit courses across Canada and United States.  It and was included on Canadian Literature's "All-Time Top Ten List of Best Canadian Sport Literature."  It was also a finalist for CBC’s Canada Reads 2011 and the 2012 MacEwan Book of the Year. Angie's second novel, The Canterbury Trail (2011), is a dark comedy about mountain culture. It was a finalist for the Banff Mountain Book of the Year, and it won a 2012 IPPY, gold medal for Canada West. Angie has nearly twenty years of teaching experience and has been involved in writing programs throughout the country.  She was raised in Moose Jaw, SK and now lives in Fernie, BC with her husband and two children.  She teaches full-time at the College of the Rockies.

 


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