In 1994, Michael Crummey won the inaugural RBC Bronwen Wallace Award for Poetry and he’s been racking up nominations and awards for his work ever since. A prolific author of both poetry and historical fiction, Crummey’s first novel River Thieves was a finalist for the 2001 Scotiabank Giller Prize, and his second novel The Wreckage was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. His third novel, Galore, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean), was shortlisted for the 2011 IMPAC Award, and was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. His last novel, Sweetland, was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award. He lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.
A gripping and credible page-turner about children surviving in the wilderness, but more than that: this Adam and Eve struggle to make sense of a world that’s somewhere between Eden and Hell. Michael Crummey writes like an avenging angel, never putting a word wrong.” — Emma Donoghue