Department of English

Marlon James for Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

Calgary Distinguished Writers Program

The Calgary Distinguished Writers Program strives to advance the careers of Canadian writers. As a part of the Calgary writing community, it engages the community with the Faculty of Arts and the Department of English.

The current Canadian Writer-in-Residence is Leah Horlick.

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News and announcements


The intensively researched origins of The Sleeping Car Porter

Creative writing prof Suzette Mayr’s sixth novel wins prestigious Scotiabank Giller Prize...

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Killam award winner identifies connections between the haunted house and the sick body

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Block Week course explores centuries-old lost art of hand-press bookmaking

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Appointment of Vice-Dean, Faculty of Arts

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In the media


In the News: Suzette Mayr, English, in Winnipeg Free Press

Giller winner Mayr hosting virtual workshop

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In the News: Suzette Mayr, English, in CTV News

Calgarian Suzette Mayr wins $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for 'The Sleeping Car Porter'

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In the News: Suzette Mayr, English, in CBC Books

Suzette Mayr wins $100K Scotiabank Giller Prize for novel The Sleeping Car Porter

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In the News: Suzette Mayr, English, in The Calgary Sun

Calgary author Suzette Mayr wins $100,000 Giller Prize for The Sleeping Car Porter

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