Sean Michaels is a novelist, short story writer and critic. Born in Stirling, Scotland and raised in Ottawa, he eventually settled in Montreal, where he founded the pioneering music blog Said the Gramophone. His debut novel, Us Conductors, received the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the QWF Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, and was nominated for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award, the Kirkus Prize, the International Dublin Literary Award and (for the French translation, Corps conducteurs) the Prix des libraires de Québec. His second novel, The Wagers, appeared in 2019; its translation, Les coups de dés, is published this fall. Sean's award-winning writing has also appeared in The Observer, McSweeney's, The Guardian, Pitchfork, The Walrus and The Globe & Mail. He enjoys cold water, warm madeleines, and songs with colours in their titles.
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