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Sean Michaels

Photo: Julie Artacho 2016

SEAN MICHAELS is a novelist, short story writer and critic. Born in Stirling, Scotland and raised in Ottawa, he eventually settled in Montreal, where he founded the pioneering music blog Said the Gramophone. His award-winning writing has also appeared in The Observer, McSweeney's, The Guardian, Pitchfork, Maisonneuve and The Globe & Mail. Sean's debut novel, Us Conductors,received the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and was nominated for the First Novel Award, the Kirkus Prize, the International Dublin Literary Award and (in translation) the Prix des libraires de Québec. His second novel, The Wagers, will be published in 2019. He enjoys cold water, warm madeleines, and songs with colours in their titles. 

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Us Conductors. Random House Canada, 2014
The Wagers. Random House Canada, 2019
IT LASTS FOREVER. photocopied zine, 2018


Scotiabank Giller Prize for Us Conductors, 2014
QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction for Us Conductors, 2014
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