Tyler Keevil grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and in his mid-twenties moved to Wales, where he now lives. His short fiction has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies and has also won several awards, most notably the Writers' Trust of Canada Journey Prize, for 'Sealskin' from his acclaimed collection Burrard Inlet (Parthian). His first two novels, Fireball (Parthian) and The Drive (Myriad), were both nominated for the Wales Book of the Year and both received the Wales Book of the Year People's Prize. He has worked as a tree planter and ice barge deckhand, as well as in factories, restaurants, video stores, and shipyards; he currently lectures in Creative Writing at the University of Gloucestershire. His latest novel, No Good Brother, was published by Borough Press in Spring 2018 and was shortlisted for the inaugural Wilber Smith Adventure Writing Prize.
'A great, gripping story, ferociously well-written, with characters that live and breathe' STEF PENNEY, bestselling author of Under a Pole Star
‘A tender and at turns thrilling novel about grief and the way it seeps unshakably into the lives of the living. Keevil’s storytelling is both elegant and meaty and his prose stunning as per; I could almost taste the bitter sea air of Vancouver’s North Shore' RACHEL TREZISE, author of Fresh Apples
‘Quite a story. Keevil's prose proceeds with the laconic madness of a patient horse, and the same ability to buck and kick’ CYNAN JONES, author of The Dig
Praise for Burrard Inlet:
‘I was blown away. Beautiful writing…stunning.’ MIRIAM TOEWS author of All My Puny Sorrows
‘Vividly told…compelling.’ CARYS BRAY, author of A Song For Issy Bradley