Michael Christie (writer)

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Michael Christie
Born Thunder Bay, Ontario
Occupation short story writer
Nationality Canadian
Period 2010s-present
Notable work(s) The Beggar's Garden

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Michael Christie is a Canadian writer, whose debut story collection The Beggar's Garden was a longlisted nominee for the 2011 Scotiabank Giller Prize[1] and a shortlisted nominee for the 2011 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.[2]

Born and raised in Thunder Bay, Ontario, Christie later moved to Vancouver, British Columbia to pursue professional skateboarding, and studied psychology at Simon Fraser University. He subsequently worked for several years in social services before returning to the University of British Columbia's creative writing program in 2008. He published The Beggar's Garden in early 2011.

The Beggar's Garden won the 2011 City of Vancouver Book Award.[3]

His debut novel, If I Fall, If I Die, a coming-of-age-story about the son of a reclusive agoraphobic filmmaker who leaves home for the first time to search for a lost boy, will be published early 2015 in the US by Hogarth, and in Canada by McClelland & Stewart.

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