Canadian novelist and biologist Ann Eriksson combines a background in ecology with her life experiences to create works of fiction grounded in nature and populated with compelling characters.
Her first novel, Decomposing Maggie, portrays the marine environment and island living with a finely tuned sensitivity. Her second novel, In the Hands of Anubis, is a wonderfully playful exploration of human relationships and the unexpected guides we meet in life. Her third novel, Falling From Grace, poignantly describes the enormous power of small things to shape the world.
Ann is available for readings, and to meet with book clubs in person or by phone.
All media and booking inquiries should be directed to the publisher Brindle & Glass.
Details about readings and events are listed on the news page.
Ann Eriksson was born in Shaunavon, Saskatchewan in 1956 and grew up in rural communities across the prairies. As a child, she spent her spare time reading novels and exploring the prairie, forest and aquatic landscapes that now appear in her books.
Ann migrated to the west coast of Canada in 1978 and lived for ten years on Galiano Island. She has resided in Victoria since 1990, completing a degree in Biology with a minor in Environmental Studies at the University of Victoria. Her ongoing work as a consulting biologist, focused primarily on marine and forest ecology with an emphasis on biodiversity, has profoundly informed her writing. She also loves to travel and is an avid hiker and kayaker.
Ann climbed high into the treetops of the ancient temperate rainforest to research her most recent novel, Falling From Grace, which was released in March of 2010.
In The Hands of Anubis, released in early 2009, continues to weave themes of landscape and love in surprising and evocative ways.
Ann currently has three more novels underway, one of them featuring the ecology of Orcinus orca, the killer whale, and the effects of pollution on marine and human lives. For information on how you can gain an advance look at this new manuscript, see the Newsletter section.
As an ecology consultant, Ann writes for and speaks to groups about the integration of science and the arts, and is available for presentations.
For more information on her literary and environmental work, contact Ann Eriksson.
Ann is mother to two children, Noah and Camas, who provide her with joy, support and plenty of raw material for her novels. In 2007 she married poet Gary Geddes and they now live onThetis Island, BC.