Greg Bechtel’s occasionally prize-winning stories and essays have appeared 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 now lives in Edmonton, Alberta, where he is currently serving in his second year as Writer in Residence for the Alberta Branch of the Canadian Authors Association (2017-2018). He also teaches English Literature, Writing Studies, and Creative Writing at the University of Alberta, where he completed his PhD on Canadian syncretic fantasy.
Feel free to contact Greg here for interviews, booking information, and anything else you may need, and thanks for dropping by!
Photo Credits: Photos 1 and 2 by Julien St Pierre; Photo 3 by Amanda Allen