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Curtis Gillespie,

Curtis Gillespie

I write stories for people to enjoy and sometimes learn things from, me included.

Favourite book
Disgrace by J.M. Coetzee

Six-word memoir
Underpromised, overdelivered, left the place clean.


  • Wrote five books of fiction and non-fiction, as well as somewhere north of 100 magazine articles.
  • Won seven National Magazine Awards, including a record-tying four in 2014.
  • Co-founded and edited Eighteen Bridges magazine, winner of 14 National Magazine Awards.
  • Received University of Alberta Alumni Honour Award 2015.

Deepest fear(s)
People sneezing on public transport, scary movies, black ice on the highway, the ocean (I’m a prairie boy), and my wife leaving me.