André Babyn is a writer and editor who lives in Toronto. His first novel, Evie of the Deepthorn, was published February 8, 2020 by Dundurn Press. (It can be purchased at any local bookseller, or at Indigo and on Amazon.) He is represented by Samantha Haywood of Transatlantic Agency.
Evie of the Deepthorn is a novel about small towns, art, and loneliness. Miriam Toews calls it a “stunning work” that is “layered with mystery, poetry, suffering and hope.” Grace O’Connell says it is “A gorgeous, urgent, nonlinear exploration of loss, belonging, rage, and connection” and that it “announces André Babyn as an unmissable talent.” In a recent review, Quill and Quire says it is “a puzzling, wonderfully strange book – a powerful and promising debut.”