Annabel Lyon is an acclaimed author of short stories, children’s fiction and historical fiction, with Hilary Mantel, author of Wolf Hall, describing Annabel’s Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize-winning novel The Golden Mean as “quietly ambitious and beautifully achieved” and “one of the most convincing historical novels [she has] ever read.”

Her other works include The Sweet Girl, about Aristotle’s daughter, and Oxygen, her debut short story collection.

Zsuzsi Gartner says: “Almost every line in Oxygen contains a secret treat – the tart heart of a candy; an undetonated hand-grenade.…Lyon tattoos the page like a born wordsmith – in indelible ink, in dizzying colours.”

Annabel’s forthcoming novel, Consent, explores the complexities of sisterhood, caregiving, and family.

She lives in Vancouver and teaches Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia.


Appearing in: 20. The Opposite of Identical: Fiction, 22. Working with Negative Space in Fiction