Member Profile

Greg Bechtel

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Greg Bechtel’s occasionally prize-winning fiction and creative nonfiction have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Avenue Edmonton, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, and Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. His first story collection, Boundary Problems, won the Alberta Book of the Year Award for trade fiction, was a finalist for the ReLit Award, the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award, and the City of Edmonton Robert Kroetsch Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

Phone number:
c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Boundary Problems (story collection). Freehand Books, March 2014
"Notes Toward Nine Stories of the Future" (short story). New Trail, December 2015
"The University Bubble" (personal essay). Avenue Edmonton, October 2015
"The Mysterious East (Fredericton, NB)" (short story). The Fiddlehead, 2011
"Nanabush Negotiations: Brantford Ontario" (short story in Tesseracts Eleven). Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2007
"The Concept of a Photon" (creative nonfiction). Prairie Fire, 2007
"Junk Mail" (short story). Prairie Fire, 2005
"Blackbird Shuffle (The Major Arcana)" (short story). Prairie Fire (original) and Edge Science Fiction and Fantasy (reprint), 2004 (reprint in 2006)
"Walking Dogs" (short story). On Spec, 1999

Awards

Alberta Book of the Year, Trade Fiction (winner) for Boundary Problems, 2015
ReLit Award (finalist) for Boundary Problems, 2015
Robert Kroetsch City of Edmonton Book Prize (finalist) for Boundary Problems, 2015
William L. Crawford Fantasy Award (shortlisted) for Boundary Problems, 2015
Prairie Fire-McNally Robinson Booksellers Creative Nonfiction Contest (2nd Prize) for "The Concept of a Photon", 2006
McNally Robinson Booksellers-Prairie Fire Fiction Contest (2nd Prize) for "Junk Mail", 2004
Eligible for National Public Readings Program :
Yes

WITS

Northern OAC WITS:
No