Gil Adamson

GIL ADAMSON has published two startling poetry collections, Primitive and Ashland, as well as an acclaimed collection of linked stories, Help Me, Jacques Cousteau. She cites as her influences Michael Ondaatje, Raymond Carver, Richard Ford, and Mark Richard, and her writing shows a similar attention to craft and a willingness to explore characters who are both brilliant and alienated. Her first novel, The Outlander (Anansi), is an Adamson take on the western, following a young woman at the turn of the 20th century as she flees from desperate circumstances toward Frank AB, home of the massive landslide. Adamson lives in Toronto.