Gillian Campbell grew up in Quebec where she studied in both English and French. After a stint as a social worker in the sixties, she lived for several years in North Ontario.
In 1977 she earned her MLS at UBC and subsequently worked for many years as children’s librarian in Terrace, BC.
Her short stories have appeared in Grain, The New Quarterly, and The Antigonish Review. Her first novel, The Apple House, (Brindle & Glass) was published in 2012. Married with two children and two grandchildren, she now lives and writes on Salt Spring Island.
Apple House, Brindle & Glass, 2012
Imogene Jackson and her Francophone husband run a shoe store in a small Quebec village. His sudden death leaves her grief-stricken and unable to speak French but when she retreats to her childhood home in a nearby English suburb, she discovers that the two worlds can no longer be separated.
“The Butcher” Grain Magazine. Vol 27, 1999