BIG NEWS! One of the most exquisite, agonizing and, above all, uplifting books of the year.
Globe and Mail++.
A loving, wise, tender, dreamy and insightful work of fiction.
NPR’s All Things Considered
Gibb’s territory is urgently modern and controversial but she enters it softly, with grace, integrity and a lovely compassionate story.
Kirkus (starred review)
Surely one of the most talented writers around… She can do funny, she can do sad, she can do sex.
The Times (London).
You won’t find a more passionate voice than this.
Camilla Gibb is the author of four internationally acclaimed novels: Mouthing the Words, The Petty Details of So-and-so’s Life, Sweetness in the Belly and The Beauty of Humanity Movement, and most recently a memoir, This Is Happy.
She has been the recipient of the Trillium Book Award, the City of Toronto Book Award and the CBC Canadian Literary Award and has been shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2016 RBC Taylor Prize. Her books have been selected for One Book One Community campaigns in Burlington, Aurora and Providence, RI.
She recently wrote and produced the radio documentary “Evidence of a Father” for CBC Radio and the film adapation of her novel Sweetness in the Belly, starring Dakota Fanning, is currently in production.
Camilla has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Oxford University and has been writer-in-residence at the University of Toronto, the University of Alberta and the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies at the University of British Columbia.
She has been mentoring aspiring writers for the past 15 years in her roles as an adjunct faculty member of the graduate creative writing programs at the University of Guelph and the University of Toronto and with the faculty of the Humber School for Writers.