Gaston, Bill (c) Jen Steele Photography

Bill Gaston is the acclaimed author of seven novels and six short story collections, as well as poetry, drama and a memoir. His previous collection of short fiction, Juliet Was a Surprise, was nominated for the Governor General’s Award, and his most recent novel, The World, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. In 2002, Gaston was the inaugural recipient of the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Timothy Findley Award for his body of work. He lives in Victoria, BC. He presents A Mariner’s Guide To Self Sabotage.

Events Bill Gaston was involved in

  • Futile Fates

    Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 6:00 PM

    Wendy O’Brien converses with Michelle Berry, Bill Gaston, Immanuel Mifsud and Kathleen Winter about failure, the power of the human spirit and second chances.


  • Keep It Short

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017 - 6:00 PM

    Bill Gaston, Diane Schoemperlen and Drew Hayden Taylor share their thoughts on why they write short stories.


  • Governor General's Literary Award for English-language Fiction Finalists

    Monday, October 27, 2014 - 8:00 PM

    IFOA celebrates the authors shortlisted for the 2014 Governor General’s Literary Award for English-Language Fiction.