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Alix Hawley

Alix Hawley studied English Literature and Creative Writing at Oxford University, the University of East Anglia, and the University of British Columbia. Her  story collection, The Old Familiar (Thistledown Press), was longlisted for the ReLit award. Her first novel, All True Not a Lie in It, was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, and won the Amazon.ca / Walrus First Novel Award and BC Book Prize for Fiction.  Alix lives in British Columbia.

Brother and Sister

The mother told the boy that after his birth, names flew through her head: Typhus, Suffering, Beast. But she told Adam to name his child, like he’d named the first one, the girl, Ellie. He decided on Matthew, which seemed unlikely to offend.

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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2020

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