May 31 • 46M

Who Gets In: An Immigration Story

Norman Ravvin

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Norman Ravvin’s recent novel, The Girl Who Stole Everything, is his fourth. It sets out to tell divergent stories of contemporary Poland and Vancouver, which end up crossing in a village northwest of Warsaw. In The Globe and Mail Jade Colbert called it one of the best publications of its year from independent presses (see more below). His previous novels include The Joyful Child, illustrated by Melanie Boyle and lovingly printed at Gaspereau Press, and Lola by Night, published by independent publishers Cary Fagan and Bernard Kelly and later translated into Serbian. Ravvin’s early work, including his first novel, Café des Westens and his travelogue, Hidden Canada, were brought out as part of a longstanding collaborative relationship with Red Deer Press in Alberta. His fiction, non-fiction and editorial projects have won prizes in Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. A native of Calgary, his writing and interests are also formed by youthful years spent in Vancouver. For two years he taught Creative Writing at the University of New Brunswick and was fiction editor of The Fiddlehead. He lives with his family in Montreal.

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