Poor Man’s Galapagos by Christopher Canniff
was recently Nominated for the 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize
CHRISTOPHER CANNIFF'S latest novel "Poor Man's galapagos" can be purchased at local retailers or at:
Christopher Canniff's book "Abundance of the Infinite" can be found at http://www.quattrobooks.ca/books/abundance-of-the-infinite/, at your local book retailer, or at:
Christopher canniff's books, poor man's Galapagos and Abundance of the Infinite, are featured on the humber school for writers selected published alumni books: http://www.humber.ca/scapa/programs/school-writers/published-books?page=1&ipp=All
Quattro Books - 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest
Christopher was shortlisted in the 2012 Ken Klonsky Novella Contest for his novella "Abundance of the Infinite."
The book was published in the Fall 2012 lineup with Quattro Books.
Christopher's fictional short story "The Russian Soldier" can be found in the Spring 2011 issue of Descant Magazine (Descant 152). Descant received more submissions for this issue (Descant 152) than ever before in its forty-year history.
2010 Matrix Litpop Awards Finalist!
Christopher Canniff made the shortlist of finalists for the 2010 Litpop Awards, as judged by a group of selected Matrix editors and Pop Montreal staff!
Twilight Zone Radio Drama “Back for the Fourth”
Christopher was commissioned in 2008 by Carl Amari, CEO of Falcon Picture Group and Producer of the Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, to write two scripts for this US nationally-syndicated radio series. New Twilight Zone Radio Dramas, not based on the original episodes of the 1960s television series The Twilight Zone, are currently being produced.
From the Producer’s Blog:
“I received two terrific TZ scripts in this week both of which are brand new story ideas, not based on original TZ episodes. One is by writer Chris Canniff. It’s based on the John Collier story ‘Back for Christmas.’ “
And: “Speaking of new scripts, first time TZ writer Christopher Canniff delivered an excellent adaptation of the John Collier story ‘Back for Christmas...’
LWOT (Lies With Occasional Truth) 3-Hour Novel Contest Winner!
Christopher won the LWOT 3-Hour Novel Contest in 2007!
From the LWOT Website:
Since it was first established in 1908, Lies With Occasional Truth has been bringing the very best Canadian fiction to readers across the world. Over the past century, our quadra-yearly journal has showcased work from some of the most celebrated icons of Canadian Literature, including Gradey Alexander, Darren O’Groussny, and Merlin Callaghan.
Since our first issue was delivered by horse and carriage through the cobblestone streets of old Montreal, the fiction featured in LWOT has been unrestrained by the checks and balances of the traditional short story form. Founding editor George Ross defined fiction as any piece of writing that is composed primarily of lies (with occasional truth), and this unique view has allowed LWOT writers to explore new and exciting directions in prose.
Quite simply, the fiction we publish is unlike the fiction being published anywhere else in the world.
As we approach our centennial anniversary, we have dedicated ourselves to supporting a new generation of exciting Canadian writers. From the most handsome and hygienic emerging authors in the country, to some of the most short-tempered vegetarian superstars of the independent presses, LWOT’s eclectic community represents the future of Canadian Literature.
In the Dark Anthology, Tightrope Books
Christopher’s short story “Solitude” was published in this anthology of Canadian Writers from Toronto’s Tightrope Books in 2006.
Indexed in “The Locus Index to Science Fiction: 2006”
Indexed in “Canadian Science Fiction Works Database” under “Short Stories”