Anakana Schofield is an Irish-Canadian writer of fiction, essays, and literary criticism.Malarky, her debut novel, won the Amazon.ca First Novel Award in Canada and the Debut-Litzer Prize for Fiction in the United States. It was a finalist for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, selected as a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Pick and named on sixteen Best Books of the Year lists. Her criticism has been published in The Irish Times, The Guardian, The Globe and Mail and the London Review of Books blog. She lives in Vancouver, BC.
Martin John sits beside you on the train. Can he see that look on your face? He needs to see that look in your eyes, the surprise of his touch upon your leg, and your repugnance. Despite his work's distractions, his evil flatmate's enmity, his worn-out mother's admonishments, his own rules and routines, nothing can diminish his determination to touch - and to repel.