Author: George K. Ilsley
Profile: George K. Ilsley is a Canadian writer born in 1958. He is from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia, originally after which he was based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Random Acts of Hatred, a collection of short stories which he published focuses on the lives of bisexual and gay men from early childhood. He has also published, ManBug, a novel. George studied law before starting a career as a writer but later decided not to enter the law profession.
At that time being a bit foolish and young, George K. Ilsley decided not to become a lawyer. Instead he decided to attain some experiences in life and took time off, however this he was not able to accomplish. He took a decision to travel, however, the world being such a huge place, he found it difficult to get far. He adores the Himalayas and has strong obsession about anything related to the red Pandas, Mount Everest and Tibet.
Writing style: George K. Ilsley’s genre is Literature & Fiction, Memoir, Gay and Lesbian.
The Home Stretch: A Father, a Son, and All the Things They Never Talk About (memoirs)
Random Acts of Hatred (story collection)
Awards and Acknowledgements:
2007 – Shortlisted finalist for the ReLit Award for Fiction (ManBug)
2010 – Awarded an Honor of Distinction citation by the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Dayne Ogilve Grant
2014 – ‘Bingo and Black Ice’ won sub Terrain magazine’s Lush Trimphant Award for creative non-fiction
Selected as a writer in residence at Berton House Writers Retreat in Dawson City
Won the Lush Triumphant Literary Award for creative non-fiction and for fiction
His writing work has featured in the literary magazines, Plentitude, The Church-Wellesley Review, Prairie Fire and Event as well as in the anthologies including Queeries, Contra/Diction and First Person Queer.