Jennifer Quist is a writer, critic, and author of three novels. Love Letters of the Angels of Death (Linda Leigh Publishing, 2013) was long-listed for the Dublin International Literary Award, and was a finalist in the General Category of the Whitney Award. On its merits, she was named an Alberta Lieutenant Governor’s Emerging Artist of the year in 2014. Sistering (LLP, 2015) was given the 2015 Association for Mormon Letters Novel Award, and long-listed for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Award. Quist’s non-fiction is published in New Left Review, The Puritan, The Awl, Maclean’s, and The Globe and Mail and on CBC Radio. A graduate student at the University of Alberta studying Comparative Literature and Chinese, she lives in Edmonton with her family.
Jennifer’s third novel, The Apocalypse of Morgan Turner, is being released this weekend. Here is the blurb:
“Morgan Turner’s grief over her sister’s brutal murder has become a rut, an everyday horror she is caught in along with her estranged parents and chilly older brother. In search of a way out, she delves the depths of a factory abattoir, classic horror cinema — and the Canadian criminal justice system, as it tries her sister’s killer and former lover, who is arguing that he is Not Criminally Responsible for his actions because of mental illness. Whatever the verdict, Morgan — with the help of her Chinese immigrant coworkers, a do-gooder, and a lovelorn schizophrenia patient — uncovers her own way to move on.” Continue Reading →