Meet the 2021 Writers



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Sarah Leavitt

Sarah Leavitt’s first book, Tangles: A Story About Alzheimer’s, My Mother and Me, was winner of the CBC Bookie Award for Best Comic Graphic Novel. It is an engaging graphic memoir about the journey Leavitt and her family undertake when Midge, Leavitt’s mother, begins to show symptoms of Alzheimer’s at the young age of 52. Leavitt’s new book, Agnes, Murderess, is a graphic novel inspired by the legend of Agnes McVee, roadhouse owner and madam, said to have killed 50 people in 108 Mile House during the Gold Rush era. After years of research Leavitt concluded McVee never existed, but that hasn’t stopped her from creating a complicated and believable character, picking up an Alberta Book Publishing Award, a Vine Award, and a nomination for a Joe Shuster Award as Best Cartoonist. The Vancouver Sun has called Agnes “a deliciously creepy and unique novel.