Photo: Owen Egan

I am a Montreal-based writer, born and raised in the United Kingdom. My finishing school was an 18-year sojourn in Edmonton, Alberta, where I obtained a degree in political science, with a minor in French. I have worked as a knife seller, a debt collector, and a political spin doctor, among other things.

Blind Spot, my first novel, was released in September 2014 with the western-Canadian publisher, NeWest Press. You can find out about the book here and read the first chapter here. Along with Ben Spencer, I am the co-editor of carte blanche, the online literary journal published by the Quebec Writers’ Federation. My day job is communications advisor with the Faculty of Engineering and Computer Science at  Concordia University. I live with my beautiful and talented wife in the neighbourhood of Pointe-St.-Charles. We have a cat called Banchi who is a lovable pain in the ass.

Some of my favourite authors are Fyodor Dostoevsky, J.M. Coetzee, Michel Houellebecq and Knut Hamsun.  I am crazy about the short stories of Mavis Gallant and Cristina Peri Rossi.

You can follow me on Twitter. I try to be prolific, averaging about two hastily-conceived tweets per day.

To reach me directly, email laurencemiall@gmail.com