Schofield in Vancouver, BC (2015)
|Notable works||Malarky Martin John|
Anakana Schofield is an Irish-Canadian writer, who won the 2012 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in 2013 for her debut novel Malarky. Born in England to an Irish mother, she lived in London and in Dublin, Ireland until moving to Vancouver, British Columbia in 1999. The novel was also a shortlisted nominee for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize.
Martin John, her second novel, was published in 2015. The novel was shortlisted for the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the 2016 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the 2016 Goldsmiths Prize, and the 2017 ReLit Award for fiction. Her upcoming third novel, Bina, is centred on Our Woman's best friend from her first book Malarky. 
Schofield has also been a literary critic, essayist and broadcaster, contributing to the London Review of Books Blog, The Globe and Mail, CBC Radio, The Guardian, The Irish Times and the Vancouver Sun.
- Malarky (2012, ISBN 978-1926845388)
- Rereading the Riot Act And On (2013, ISBN 978-1-927394-10-6)
- Martin John (2015, ISBN 9781771960342)
- "Anakana Schofield's Malarky wins First Novel Award". Toronto Star, April 24, 2013.
- "The Winners of the 2013 Debut-litzer Prizes - Late Night Library". Late Night Library. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
- "First time lucky". Quill & Quire, August 2012.
- "Schofield, Gaston highlight B.C. Book Prize nominees" Archived July 13, 2013, at Archive.is. National Post, March 14, 2013.
- "Giller short list highlights Heather O'Neill, Anakana Schofield, and André Alexis". National Post, October 5, 2015.
- "Alix Hawley, Anakana Schofield among B.C. Book Prize finalists". Quill & Quire, March 9, 2016.
- "Goldsmiths prize shortlists novels 'that break the mould'". The Guardian, September 28, 2016.
- "2016 ReLit nominees announced". Quill & Quire, January 24, 2017.
- Berton House writer wrapping up, retrieved 2018-09-06
- Schofield, Anakana (2013-07-25). "Anakana Schofield: publicising a novel - the problems". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-01-28.
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