Angie Abdou

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The fierce drive of a former competitive swimmer and the imagination of a gifted fiction writer: these are the qualities that author and creative writing instructor Angie Abdou brought to her compelling first novel, The Bone Cage (2007). 

A native of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Abdou graduated from the University of Calgary with a PhD in English literature, and currently teaches at the College of the Rockies in southeastern British Columbia. 

Abdou made her literary debut with the short story collection Anything Boys Can Do (2006), which BC Bookworld called "an extraordinary literary debut." A year later, she published The Bone Cage, which won praise from critics across the country for its insightful portrait of two athletes training for the Olympics. The novel was included on Canadian Literature magazine's "All-Time Top Ten List of Best Canadian Sports Literature" and was #1 on the CBC Book Club's Top 10 Sports Books. It was also the Kootenay Library Federation's choice for its inaugural One Book One Kootenay reading series, in 2009.  

Angie Abdou's new novel, The Canterbury Trail, a comic look at mountain-climbing culture, is set to be released by Brindle & Glass Press in the spring of 2011.