Ian Colford


Ian Colford is an award-winning writer living in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Since 1990 his stories, reviews, and commentary have appeared in literary publications in print and online. His short story, “The Reason for the Dream,” appeared in the Journey Prize Anthology and was one of three finalists for the prize. He has completed residencies at the Hawthornden Castle International Retreat for Writers (1998, 2010) and Yaddo (2008). Evidence, a collection of linked stories, was published in 2008 by Porcupine’s Quill, and won the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award; Evidence was also shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Prize and the ReLit Award. A novel, The Crimes of Hector Tomás, was published in 2012 by Freehand Books and won Trade Book of the Year at the 2013 Alberta Book Awards. Perfect World, a novella, was published by Freehand in 2016.

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