Alan Reed


I am a novelist with a special interest in the play of language, and how the way a story is told shapes what it becomes. My books all try to reimagine the world in unexpected ways. In doing so I am hoping to create something slightly fantastic from the small details of everyday life; something that might have already been there but that takes a certain kind of looking to be able to see. 

Originally from Edmonton/amiskwacîwâskahikan, I left to study semiotics at the University of Toronto, and then left again to study writing at Dartington College of Arts. I now live in Montreal/Tiohtià:ke.