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Gil Adamson, author of the runaway Canadian bestseller, Ridgerunner, winner of the 2020 Writers' Trust Fiction Prize and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, Canada's top book awards, discusses her new novel, published this week in the United States, and the writing life with fellow literary luminary Emily St. John Mandel, whose latest novel, The Glass Hotel, was called "a masterpiece" by NPR.
Gil Adamson is the critically acclaimed author of Ridgerunner, which won the Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and was named a best book of the year by the Globe and Mail and the CBC. Her first novel, The Outlander, won the Dashiell Hammett Prize for Literary Excellence in Crime Writing, the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the ReLit Award, and the Drummer General’s Award. It was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize, CBC Canada Reads, and the Prix Femina in France; longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award; and chosen as a Globe and Mail and Washington Post Top 100 Book. She is also the author of a collection of linked stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau, and two poetry collections, Primitive and Ashland. She lives in Toronto.
Emily St. John Mandel is the author of five novels, most recently The Glass Hotel and Station Eleven. She lives in New York City with her family.