Keith Harrison

Born in Vancouver, Keith Harrison studied at UBC, Berkeley, and McGill writing a dissertation on Malcolm Lowry. Harrison has also written a group of stories, Crossing the Gulf (1998), which contains a piece that won the Okanagan Short Story Award, and he has edited an anthology of short fiction, Islands West: Stories from the Coast (2001).
His five novels are Dead Ends (1981), a tale of two cities, Vancouver and Montréal; After Six Days (1985), about two contemporary couples; Eyemouth (1990), set mainly in Scotland during the French Revolution and its aftermath and taking the form of letters; Furry Creek (1999), a documentary fiction exploring the life, death, and art of Pat Lowther; and Elliot & Me (2006), a doubled-voiced narrative about a mother and her teenaged son set on Hornby
Island. Harrison’s novels have been nominated for Books in Canada Best First Novel Award, QSPELL’s Hugh MacLennan Fiction Prize, and the Ethel Wilson Award. Keith Harrison teaches at Vancouver Island University, and lives on Hornby Island, British Columbia.