Matthew Anderson is the recipient of two Canada Council grants for his novels, and has won short fiction awards with Grain, Prairie Fire, Maisonneuve, and QWF/CBC. Pairings: the Bible & Booze, was published by Novalis in 2021.
Fiction & Non-Fiction
I finally got to the point where I realized I need two different CVs: one for my writing and one for my academic work. Probably I should have one for my work as a Lutheran minister as well! Here you’ll find my writing CV, including my published fiction and non-fiction works, and my writing grants. You can find my academic CV here!
(2021) Pairings: The Bible and Booze. Novalis Press. Editor Simon Appolloni. (literary non-fiction)
(février 2022) Harmonies du boire. Éditions novalis. Éditeur Jonathan Guilbault. (translation of Pairings).
(2021) With Dr. Raymond Aldred. Our Home and Treaty Land. WoodLake Books. Editor Mike Schwartzentruber. In press (literary non-fiction).
(2021) Canada Council Research and Creation Grant (linguistic minorities) for novel “The Clergy House of Rest.”
(2020) Canada Council Research and Creation Grant (initial draft) for novel “The Clergy House of Rest.”
Short Stories in Literary Magazines
“A Street Called Generous,” in Prairie Fire; 2011.
“Boo,” in Grain, 2005.
“Yard Art Love,” Maisonneuve Magazine, online, 2005.
Short Stories in anthologies
“The Backhoe,” in Minority Reports: New English Writing from Quebec. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2014.
“Charity in Her Flesh,” in Lust for Life: Tales of Sex and Love. Claude Lalumière & Elise Moser, eds. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2006.
“Marathon of Hope,” in Short Stuff: New English Stories from Quebec. Lalumière , ed. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2005.
“Europa,” in Short Stuff: New English Stories from Quebec. Lalumière , ed. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2005.
“Encomium,” in Telling Stories: New Fiction from Quebec Writers. Montreal: Véhicule Press, 2002.
Awards (short fiction)
(2014) “The Backhoe,” in Salut King Kong. Montreal: Véhicule Press. Elise Moser, ed. Finalist, 2014 CBC/Quebec Writers Federation QWF) Short Story Competition
(2011) “A Street Called Generous,” in Prairie Fire. Honourable Mention, Short Fiction Category, Prairie Fire-McNally Robinson competition
(2006) “Charity in Her Flesh,” in Lust for Life: Tales of Sex and Love. Claude Lalumière & Elise Moser, eds. Montreal: Véhicule Press.
(2005) “Boo,” in Grain Magazine. Winner, Dramatic Monologue, Short-Grain Contest
(2005) “Marathon of Hope,” in Short Stuff: New English Stories from Quebec. Claude Lalumière & Elise Moser, eds. Montreal: Véhicule Press. Finalist: CBC/QWF literary competition
(2005) “Europa,” in Short Stuff. Lalumière, ed. Montreal: Véhicule Press. Finalist: CBC/QWF literary competition
(2005) Maisonneuve Magazine, “Yard Art Love” Second place, Maisonneuve literary competition
(2002) “Encomium,” in Telling Stories: New Fiction from Quebec Writers. Lalumière, ed. Montreal: Véhicule Press. Winner CBC/QWF Short Story Competition (also broadcast, CBC Montreal)
Selected Radio, Web & Film
2020 Article “’Life of Brian’: Terry Jones’s Legacy of a Surprisingly Historical Jesus,” in The Conversation: Canada http://theconversation.com/life-of-brian-terry-joness-legacy-of-a-surprisingly-historical-jesus-130582
2020 Article “The Good Place: Ethics Comedy Asks if There’s a Second Chance at Life,” in Salon https://www.salon.com/2019/11/30/the-good-place-ethics-comedy-asks-if-theres-a-second-chance-at-life_partner/
2019 Article “Learning the Land: Walking the Talk of Indigenous Land Acknowledgements,” in The Conversation: Canada: https://theconversation.com/learning-the-land-walking-the-talk-of-indigenous-land-acknowledgements-125369
2019 Article “A Blanket Argument for Empathy” for Friends of Canadian Broadcasting: https://friends.ca/explore/article/a-blanket-argument-for-empathy/#site-pages
2019 Article: “The Man Who Painted Jesus” in ArtCritique: https://www.art-critique.com/en/2019/07/the-man-who-painted-jesus/
2019 Article “Why Canadians Need the Right to Roam” in The National Post: https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/why-canadians-need-the-right-to-roam
2016 featured in CBC Radio One Montreal’s series of “Montreal Creatives.” I was asked to choose six pieces of music, and talk about life and art. https://somethinggrand.ca/interviews/
2012 wrote, directed and produced 26-minute documentary “Something Grand”, on the experiences of pilgrims setting out for Santiago, Spain. https://somethinggrand.ca/radio-drama/
2004 “The Most Beautiful Thing,” a radio drama CBC Radio One; broadcast on “Outfront.” Winner: New Voices Contest (CBC/Playwrights’ Workshop). Producer: Bill Lane. CBC, Toronto.
For more information, and my academic resumé, including academic publications, please see: https://www.concordia.ca/faculty/matthew-anderson.htmlmatthew-anderson