Mark Anderson’s MacPhinney’s Last Run, is a début literary novel of raucous energy and originality. Set in the 1990’s Yukon, MacPhinney’s Last Run is a rollicking tale of Canada’s North, where trappers, fishers, loggers, seasonal hippies, delusional tourists, Indigenous Canadians, and of course, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, come together with their all-too-human stories of heartbreak, chicanery, revenge, and sheer lunacy.
Mark Anderson holds advanced degrees in Eastern and Western philosophy from St. John’s College, Santa Fe, and completed his Ph.D. in English Literature at Memorial University in Newfoundland, specializing in postcolonial literature and theory. His essays, poetry, articles, and interviews have been published in various academic journals, magazines, and newspapers, including the Edinburgh Review and the International Journal of Comic Art. Mark has worked as the Head of the English Department at the University of Malawi, and as a journalist, filing ground-breaking news stories on human rights in Malawi and Qatar. Mark also worked as a commercial salmon fisherman in the Yukon, where he lived for a year. Currently, he holds the title of Senior Policy Advisor to Member of Parliament, Wayne Long (Saint John-Rothesay). Mark is currently researching nineteenth-century African history and travel literature for his next novel, The Forgotten Republic, which is based on his experiences in Malawi. Mark lives in Rothesay, New Brunswick.