Anne Sorbie

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Anne Sorbie reads from her novel, Memoir of a Good Death

Published by: Thistledown Press

Time of Reading: 6:37
Anne Sorbie was born in Paisley, Scotland. Her work has appeared in journals such as Geist, Other Voices and The Wascana Review and has been anthologized in Home and Away. Her first novel, Memoir of a Good Death, was published in October, 2010. Anne was editor of Dandelion Magazine, the oldest literary magazine in Alberta, shortly after it was rescued in its 25th year by Aritha van Herk and Fred Wah. She worked on the magazine as a graduate student while it was newly incorporated into the Creative Writing Program the University of Calgary (issues 26.1 - 27.2).  After completing her MA in Creative Writing she volunteered on the Board for the magazine and taught English at Red Deer College. Anne lives in Calgary.
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"When the dead speak we must listen. Anne Sorbie's dead and eloquent narrator is full of wild humour, pain, rebellion, compassion, wisdom. And she tells a wickedly good story."
—Robert Kroetsch
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Cover image: Flutter Kick (detail) by Barbara Cole, Toronto.
Original photograph from her  "Underworld" fine art series

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