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Billie Livingston

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Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
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Billie Livingston is a fiction writer, poet, and essayist. Born in Hamilton, Ontario, she grew up in Toronto and Vancouver, and has since lived in Tokyo, Hamburg, Munich, Los Angeles and London, England. Her first employment was filling the dairy coolers in a Macs Milk. She went on to work varying lengths of time as a file clerk, receptionist, cocktail waitress, model, actor, chocolate sampler, and booth host at a plumber’s convention.

Livingston's writing has been nominated for a National Magazine Award for journalism, the Journey Prize for fiction and the Pat Lowther Award for poetry. Greedy Little Eyes, a collection of short stories, was cited by The Globe and Mail and The Georgia Straight as one of the year's best books and the collecti
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Average rating: 3.53 · 1,088 ratings · 227 reviews · 10 distinct worksSimilar authors
One Good Hustle

3.46 avg rating — 326 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
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The Crooked Heart of Mercy

3.50 avg rating — 404 ratings — published 2016 — 9 editions
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Cease to Blush

3.43 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 2006 — 5 editions
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Going Down Swinging

3.85 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2000 — 5 editions
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Greedy Little Eyes

3.78 avg rating — 59 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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The Chick at the Back of th...

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The Trouble with Marlene

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Grant Me the Serenity

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“I knew we wouldn't be friends. Lilly looked like what Mum called a sprite: a puny head, too-big black eyes, bee-size mouth and two black braids that hung long over skinny-boned shoulders. She looked tricky. She looked like she bit.”
Billie Livingston, Going Down Swinging
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“We plead for help from eyelashes, dandelions, pennies, wishbones and shooting stars. And then some of us have the nerve to get down on our knees and clasp our hands. What must it be like to be so brave and bereft at once? To drop all one's defences? It's one thing when a chicken bone is deaf to your deepest desires, but it must be something else when God goes silent.”
Billie Livingston, The Crooked Heart of Mercy

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