Suzette Mayr

Suzette Mayr is the author of five novels including her most recent book Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall. Her fourth novel Monoceros won the ReLit Award and the City of Calgary W.O. Mitchell Book Prize, was longlisted for the 2011 Giller Prize, and nominated for a Ferro-Grumley Award for LGBT Fiction and the Georges Bugnet Award for Fiction. Monoceros was also included on The Globe and Mail’s 100 Best Books of 2011. Her novels have also been nominated for the regional Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and the Henry Kreisel Award for Best First Book. She has done inter-disciplinary work with Calgary theatre company Theatre Junction, visual artists Lisa Brawn and Geoff Hunter, and she was a writer-in-residence at the University of Calgary and at Widener University, Pennsylvania. She is a former President of the Writers’ Guild of Alberta and teaches Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. She currently lives in a 1950s Calgary bungalow with her partner, two cats, one dog, and many, many spiders.

Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall

(Coach House Books) Like an unholy collision of Stoner, The Haunting of Hill House, Charlie Brown, and Alice in Wonderland, Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall is a satire that takes the hallowed halls of the campus novel in fantastical – and unsettling – directions. Read a review of Dr. Edith Vane and the Hares of Crawley Hall here.