Biography

Greg Bechtel’s occasionally prize-winning stories have appeared or are forthcoming in a variety of magazines and anthologies, including Avenue Edmonton, The Fiddlehead, Prairie Fire, and Imaginarium 4: The Best Canadian Speculative Writing. His first story collection, Boundary Problems, won the Alberta Book of the Year Award for trade fiction, was a finalist for the ReLit Award, the William L. Crawford Fantasy Award, and the City of Edmonton Robert Kroetsch Book Prize, and was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award.

Originally from Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario, Greg has lived at various times in Toronto, Deep River, Jamaica, Ottawa, Quebec City, and Fredericton while working (among other things) as a lifeguard, technical writer, mover, visual basic programmer, camp counsellor, semiconductor laser labtech, cab driver, tutor, and teacher. Currently, he lives in Edmonton, where he teaches English, Writing Studies, and (occasionally) Creative Writing at the University of Alberta.

Feel free to contact Greg here for interviews, booking information, and anything else you may need, and thanks for dropping by!

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Photo Credits: Photos 1 and 2 by Julien St Pierre; Photo 3 by Amanda Allen