Join us for an evening with Gil Adamson, winner of the 2020 Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize for her new novel, Ridgerunner. Set against the backdrop of a distant war raging in Europe and a rapidly changing landscape in the West, Ridgerunner is a vivid historical novel that draws from the epic tradition and a literary Western brimming with a cast of unforgettable characters touched with humor and loss, and steeped in the wild of the natural world. Adamson will be in conversation with S. Tremaine Nelson, editor of Northwest Review, which publishes new work at the frontier of American literature.
Gil Adamson is the 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
. She lives in Toronto.
S. Tremaine Nelson is editor and publisher of Northwest Review
. He is a fiction reader at The Paris Review
and is a department of fiction alumnus of The New Yorker
. He lives in Portland, Oregon, where he was born and raised.