Russell Wangersky

Photo credit: Ned PrattRussell Wangersky a writer from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His latest book, the short story collection, The Path of Most Resistance, was released in the fall of 2016
A former Scotiabank/Giller Prize finalist, his five books also include the memoir Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself (a memoir of his eight years as a volunteer firefighter that examines the personal toll of firefighting and accident rescue), two novels (The Glass Harmonica and Walt), and two short story collections, Whirl Away and The Hour of Bad Decisions.
A six-time National Newspaper Awards finalist, he is currently TC Media’s Atlantic regional columnist, syndicated in 28 papers and digital sites, and is based at the St. John’s Telegram. He sits on the board of directors of PEN Canada.