We’re delighted to welcome Christy Ann Conlin to the Transatlantic Agency. Christy Ann grew up in Nova Scotia on the shores of the Bay of Fundy. Her first love was theatre and this eventually led her to writing.

Her debut novel, Heave, published by Doubleday in 2002, was a national bestseller, a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, a finalist for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, and was shortlisted for the Thomas H. Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award and the Dartmouth Book Award. Her second novel, The Memento, published by Doubleday in 2016, garnered rave reviews. Watermark, a collection of short stories was published by House of Anansi Press in 2019, and was recently shortlisted for the Forest of Reading Evergreen Award and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award from the Writers’ Union of Canada. Her short stories and essays have appeared in numerous literary journals including Best Canadian Stories, Brick, Geist, Room, and Numéro Cinq. Her work has also been longlisted for the Commonwealth Short Story Prize and the American Short Fiction Prize. Christy Ann’s radio broadcast work includes co-creating and hosting CBC’s Fear Itself, a national summer radio series, along with documentaries for CBC Doc Project and Outfront. Her next novel, Speed of Mercy, is scheduled for publication with House of Anansi Press in 2021.

Christy Ann holds a Master in Creative Writing from the University of British Columbia. She works as a mental health advocate and lives in the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia with her sprawling sandwich generation family. Welcome, Christy Ann!

Christy Ann is represented by Marilyn Biderman.