Gail Anderson-Dargatz is an award-winning Canadian writer, author of four novels and a collection of short stories. Her texts are typically set in small Canadian towns or in the countryside, with which her characters feel a deep bond, and written in a realistic style. Some, like The Cure for Death by Lightning (1996), incorporate elements of literary Gothic as well as magic interludes, and can be classified as gothic and/or magic realist texts.

Gail Anderson-Dargatz was born on November 14th 1963 at Kamloops (B.C.). Her early literary ambitions were encouraged by her mother. In her early twenties she worked as a reporter, photographer and cartoonist for the Salmon Arm Observer while writing fiction and submitting …

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Rzepa, Agnieszka. "Gail Anderson-Dargatz". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 31 May 2011
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