Eden Robinson's acclaimed, bestselling first novel, Monkey Beach, won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, was a Giller Prize finalist, and was longlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. Traplines, her first collection, won the Winifred Holtby Prize and was a New York Times Editor's Choice and Notable Book of the Year. Eden Robinson lives near Kitimat, B.C.
"Robinson's sting worked precisely as the trickster in her
intended. . . . Like Leonard Cohen, Robinson combines a variety of
narrative forms and conflicting styles with such a high degree of
technical virtuosity that the very act of reading a cracked and
splintered narrative becomes spellbinding, addictive,
--Globe and Mail
"Eden Robinson writes with the violent beauty of a seasoned
knifefighter. . . . In her hands, language is a weapon that can
leave you bleeding, unsure of just how you were cut. Reading Eden
Robinson feels dangerous."
"Blood Sports is a stomach-churning sucker punch of a read for a very talented risk taker."
--NOW magazine "A gripping page-turner of a tale. . . . Blood Sports is a novel of extreme, even diabolical contrasts that explore by the awful and the beautiful faces of Vancouver. . . . Robinson imbues her novel with continual suspense, carnal voyeurism, and of course, hope."
--Calgary Herald "Blood Sports is both startlingly original and highly emotionally engaging."
--Winnipeg Free Press "In print, Robinson is Poe on smack: dark, disturbing and frequently bloody. . . .With spare, taut writing and scenes of torture that would make Spanish Inquisitor Torquemada proud, Robinson has conjured up gripping, page-turning horror in the vein of early Stephen King."
--CBC Arts Online "Blood Sports is very good: exciting, unexpected and clever."
--Georgia Straight "Eden Robinson writes some of the most disturbing fiction that Canadian literature has ever seen."
--Quill & Quire