Anakana Schofield is the author of the acclaimed, Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlisted novel Martin John, which was also a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, the Goldsmiths Prize in the U.K., a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and was named a best book of the year by The Wall Street Journal, The Globe and Mail, National Post, Sunday Business Post, Toronto Star, and The Irish Times, among others. Her debut novel Malarky won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the 2013 Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in the U.S., and was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. Schofield’s writing and reviews have appeared in The Guardian, The Irish Times, The Globe and Mail, National Post, London Review of Books blog, and The Long Gaze Back: An Anthology of Irish Women Writers, among others. She lives in Vancouver.
Anakana Schofield’s Bina is a fiction of the rarest and darkest kind, a work whose pleasures must be taken measure for measure with its pains. Schofield’s sense of injustice is unblinking and without illusion, yet her writing is so vivacious, so full of interest and lust for life: she is the most compassionate of storytellers, wearing the guise of the blackest comedian.” — Rachel Cusk