Tyler Keevil — author of Sealskin — was born in Edmonton, grew up in Vancouver, and in his mid-twenties moved to Wales. He is the author of three novels—Fireball, The Drive and No Good Brother—and his short fiction has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies in Britain, Canada and the United States. He has received a number of awards for his writing, including the Missouri Review Jeffrey E. Smith Editors’ Prize, the Wales Book of the Year People’s Prize and the Writers’ Trust of Canada / McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize (for “Sealskin,” in this collection). Among other things, he has worked as a tree planter, ice barge deckhand and shipyard labourer; he is now a Lecturer in Creative Writing at Cardiff University.
“‘Sealskin’ is a stunner: straightforward and unadorned, but humming with subsurface power…. Keevil has accomplished something rare: a story about rough masculinity that brims with emotion and pathos.” Read more →