Russell Wangersky

Russell Wangersky is an award-winning writer of fiction and non-fiction. Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland & Labrador, he is the author of several books and the Atlantic region columnist for newspapers in the TC chain.

In October 2014, Russell introduced the world to Walt (Anansi), a psychological thriller about a grocery store cleaner who uses found shopping lists, and the personal details they contain, for his own dark purposes.

Wangersky’s last book, Whirl Away (Thomas Allen Publishers), a collection of short stories, won the Raddall Prize for best Atlantic Canadian fiction and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Newfoundland and Labrador Award and the Winterset Award. His first novel, The Glass Harmonica (Thomas Allen Publishers), won the 2011 Winterset Award.