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Ian Colford

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Ian Colford is a fiction writer who lives in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Educated primarily in Halifax, he has a bachelor's degree in mathematics, a master's in English and a master's in library science. His first short story was published in 1983. An early novel, "The Confessions of Joseph Blanchard," won the 2001 H.R. (Bill) Percy Prize for unpublished novel from the Writers' Federation of Nova Scotia. His short story "The Reason for the Dream" appeared in the 1998 Journey Prize Anthology and was one of three from that volume shortlisted for the prize.

Ian's stories, reviews, and commentary have appeared in numerous literary publications, in print and online. From 1995 to 1998 he was editor of the literary publication Pottersfield Portfo
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Perfect World

4.28 avg rating — 25 ratings — published 2016 — 3 editions
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The Crimes of Hector Tomás

4.63 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2012
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Evidence

4.19 avg rating — 16 ratings — published 2008
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A Dark House and Other Stories

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it was amazing 5.00 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1997
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Water Studies: New Voices i...

3.50 avg rating — 2 ratings — published 1998
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Best Reads of 2019

Looking over the books I read in 2019, I’m struck by how many of them are “old.”

“Old” is, of course, a relative concept: people have different ideas about what makes a book—or any object—old. It doesn’t simply come down to age. It’s probably fair to say that a book that was printed and bound 400 years ago is by any standard “old.” But what about a book published 20 years ago? What if, for the sak

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