Change your cover photo
Suzette Mayr
Change your cover photo
Suzette Mayr’s most recent novel is The Sleeping Car Porter. Her novels have been awarded the ReLit and W.O. Mitchell Awards and nominated for the Giller Prize.
This user account status is Approved

This user has not added any information to their profile yet.

Welcome / Bienvenue
This is a gallery of work specially created for #ThinAir2022. Spend time with writers you love, and discover some new favourites! Ceci est une galerie de travaux spécialement créée pour #ThinAir2022. Passez du temps avec des écrivains que vous aimez et découvrez de nouveaux favoris!

Suzette Mayr is the author of the novels The Sleeping Car Porter, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall, Monoceros, Moon Honey, The Widows, and Venous Hum. Monoceros won the ReLit Award, the City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize, and was longlisted for a Scotiabank Giller Prize. Monoceros was also nominated for a Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction and the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction, and in 2011 it was included on The Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of the year. The Widows was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book in the Canada-Caribbean region. Moon Honey was shortlisted for the Writers' Guild of Alberta's Best First Book and Best Novel Awards.

Mayr has done inter-disciplinary work with Calgary theatre company Theatre Junction, visual artists Lisa Brawn and Geoff Hunter, and she was a writer-in-residence at the University of Calgary and at Widener University, Pennsylvania. She is a former President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta. Mayr currently teaches Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. She and her partner live in a house across the street from a park teeming with coyotes.

Interview / Entrevue

My parents were avid readers and pretty open about books so I never had to hide any published books. I had to hide my diary though because I once caught my mother reading it.

“Safety does not come first. Goodness, Truth and Beauty come first. Follow me.” – The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark

Cluttered desk person all the way. I can’t find anything when it’s all put away in files and drawers.

I worry about my little nieces who are 4 and 5 years old, and what kind of world they are going to inherit. Or if there will even be a world to inherit.

To be a really great player of klezmer music on clarinet. But you need to practice a musical instrument consistently to get better at it, you can’t just have big practice binges once a week – you can’t fatten a pig on market day. I’m always trying to fatten the pig on market day.

General Information
Elsewhere On The Web

Good, right?

Well, keep on browsing—there’s no borrowing limit here!

Browse More Writers

Bon, non?

Eh bien, continuez - il n'y a pas de limite d'emprunt ici!

Parcourir plus d'écrivains