Akerman, Beverly

After over two decades in molecular genetics research, Beverly Akerman realized she’d been learning more and more about less and less. Skittish at the prospect of knowing everything about nothing, she turned, for solace, to writing. Her fiction collection, The Meaning Of Children, now also available for Kindle, won the David Adams Richards Prize and made the CBC – Scotiabank Giller Prize Readers’ Choice Contest Top 10. Credits include CBC Radio’s Sunday Edition, Maclean’s, The Globe and Mail, The Hill Times, Montreal Gazette, The National Post, The Toronto Star, myriad literary magazines, scientific journals, and other publications. She hopes aspiring writers will enjoy her most recent piece, “How to become an e-book sensation. Seriously” from The Globe and Mail. Beverly is strangely pleased to believe herself the only Canadian fiction writer ever to have sequenced her own DNA.

Listen to an interview with Beverly.

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Beverly Akerman’s collection of short stories, The Meaning of Children