It’s a great pleasure to announce that Canadian novelist Ann Ireland has joined the Numéro Cinq masthead as a Contributing Editor. She has a new novel, The Blue Guitar, just coming out; we published an excerpt from the work in progress last March. She lives in Toronto near my brother which is a great help in case I have to hound her for copy. She is an old friend and a welcome addition to our burgeoning community of artists and writers.
Ann Ireland‘s most recent novel, The Blue Guitar, will be published by Dundurn Press in early 2013. Her first novel, A Certain Mr. Takahashi, won the $50,000 Seal-Bantam First Novel Award and was made into a feature motion picture called The Pianist in 1991. Her second novel, The Instructor, was nominated for the Trillium Award and the Barnes and Noble’s Discover These New Writers Award, and Exile was shortlisted for the Governor-General’s Award and the Rogers/Writers Trust Award. She is a past president of PEN Canada and coordinates Ryerson University’s Chang School of Continuing Education, Writing Workshops department. She lives most of the time in Toronto and part of the time in Mexico.