“If you crossed the best of Michael Ondaatje with the best of Alice Munro, Alix Hawley is what you’d get.”  -author Philipp Meyer

 Alix is a fiction author with degrees in English literature and creative writing. Her short story collection, The Old Familiar, was longlisted for the ReLit award, and several times a runner-up in the CBC Literary Awards Short Story Prize. Her first novel, All True Not a Lie in It, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and won the Amazon.ca / Walrus First Novel Award and BC Book Prize for Fiction.

Alix follows up her debut novel with My Name is a Knife, the dramatic conclusion of frontiersman Daniel Boone’s story. Daniel, captured by the Shawnee, now the adopted son of a chief and married to a Shawnee wife, has rejected his settler life. But when he learns of a plot to attack the fort he founded, his wife Rebecca’s and children’s home, he escapes to warn them. Mistrusted as a traitor, and learning that Rebecca is gone, Daniel must save the fort, find his family, and try to rebuild a life he – and Rebecca – may no longer want.

Alix lives in British Columbia.

Appearing in: Crystallized: Writing Description, Saturday Night SpeakEasy

Website: www.alixhawley.com
Book: www.penguinrandomhouse.ca/books/556353/my-name-knife