Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall


Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall’s first book was an account of the year he spent in deep cover, living with the homeless in Toronto’s infamous Tent City. Down to This: Squalor and Splendour in a Big-City Shantytown was nominated for the 2005 Pearson Writers’ Trust of Canada Non-Fiction Prize, the Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize, the Trillium Award and the City of Toronto Book Award. The following year, he was awarded the Knowlton Nash Journalism Fellowship at Massey College and also played the role of Jason – a bad-mannered, well-dressed journalist – on CBC-TV’s The Newsroom. He currently teaches writing at the University of Toronto’s School of Continuing Studies. Ghosted, his debut novel, was a finalist for the Amazon First Novel Award and published in Canada, the US and France.

Forthcoming

Hungover A History of the Morning After and One Man’s Search for the Cure (Harper Collins Canada, Fall 2016)

Fiction

Ghosted (Random House Canada, 2010; Soft Skull Press, US; Actes Sud Editions, France)

Non-Fiction

Down to This Squalor and Splendour in a Big-City Shantytown (Random House, 2004, Vintage 2005, University of Queensland Press, 2007)Shortlisted, Toronto Book Award, 2005Pearson Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize, 2004

Shortlisted, Trillium Award, 2004

Shortlisted, Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize “

Agent: Samantha Haywood