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Johanna Skibsrud

Johanna Skibsrud is the author of the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize–winning novel The Sentimentalists (W. W. Norton, 2011), and two collections of poetry. A collection of her short fiction, This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories, will be published by Norton in April. Originally from Nova Scotia, she currently lives in Tucson, Arizona, where she is working toward the completion of her PhD in English literature and her second novel.


  • The Electric Man
    I thought it best if I left immediately. Quickly and discreetly. And in the future be even more certain not to disturb the man with the hat.