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Mark Anthony Jarman

Mark Anthony Jarman edited Best Canadian Stories 2023, and his latest book, Burn Man, Selected Stories (Biblioasis 2023), received rave reviews in The New York Times (Editors’ Choice), The Kirkus Review (Starred Review), The Toronto Star, The Globe & Mail, and The Wall Street Journal.

He is also the author of Touch Anywhere to Begin, Czech Techno, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, My White Planet, 19 Knives, New Orleans Is Sinking, Dancing Nightly in the Tavern, and the travel book Ireland’s Eye. His novel, Salvage King Ya!, is on’s list of 50 Essential Canadian Books and is the number one book on Amazon’s list of best hockey fiction.

Jarman won a Gold National Magazine Award in nonfiction, has twice won the Maclean-Hunter Endowment Award, won the Jack Hodgins Fiction Prize (BC) and the ReLit Prize (Newfoundland), was shortlisted for an Atlantic Book Award, the Alistair MacLeod Prize, the Thomas Raddall Prize, was included in The Journey Prize Anthology and Best Canadian Stories, and short-listed for Best American Essays and the O. Henry Prize.

He has published in Walrus, Canadian Geographic, Brick, American Short Story, The Georgia Review, The Missouri Review, Hobart, The Barcelona Review, Literatura Na Swiecie (Poland), Bombay Review, Queen’s Quarterly, The Hong Kong Review, Vrij Nederland.

Jarman is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop, a Yaddo fellow, has taught at the University of Victoria, the Banff Centre for the Arts, and the University of New Brunswick where he is fiction editor of The Fiddlehead literary journal.

(courtesy of Frye Festival)