“In Berry’s hands, ordinary circumstances are rendered as extraordinary, unsettling events and the reader must beware.” – Toronto Star
Michelle Berry is an award-winning author of three books of short stories and four novels, a reviewer for the Globe and Mail and Quill and Quire, and teaches at the University of Toronto and Humber College. Some of her notable titles include Interference, Blur, Blind Cresent, and This Book Will Not Save Your Life which won the Colophon Award and was longlisted for the ReLit Award. Her writing has been optioned for film and published in the UK.
The Prisoner and the Chaplain, Michelle’s latest work, is a tense work of fiction about, in her own words, “the last 12 hours on death row before the prisoner’s execution. It’s about guilt and what guilt is, how it is judged by others, how closely a person feels it. It’s about these two dysfunctional men talking together, sharing, as one gets closer to his death. It’s suspenseful.”
Born in California and raised in Victoria, BC, Berry now lives in Peterborough, ON, where she operates an independent bookstore, Hunter Street Books.