Alix Hawley studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Oxford University, the University of East Anglia, and the University of British Columbia. Her first book, a story collection titled The Old Familiar (Thistledown Press), was longlisted for the ReLit award. Several pieces have won accolades from the CBC: “Witching” won the 2017 Short Story Prize, while “Tentcity” and “Jumbo” were runners-up  in 2012 and 2014, and “Pig (For Oma)” won the 2014 Bloodlines memoir contest.

Her first novel, All True Not a Lie In It, was published by Knopf as its New Face of Fiction pick for 2015, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and won the / Walrus First Novel Award and the BC Book Prize for Fiction. Her most recent book is My Name is a Knife, one of Esi Edugyan’s picks for 2018.

Alix lives in British Columbia and has two more novels underway.

Alix is represented by Samantha Haywood