Author Mark Abley in Montreal, photo by John Kenney

Welcome to the website of Mark Abley, a writer and editor living in Montreal. 

You’ll find a lot of information here about my work, and a little about my life. Writing is a solitary profession, but one of its pleasures is the community it sometimes creates. If you’d like to get in touch with me, please visit the Contact page. I would be happy to hear from you.

My newest book, Strange Bewildering Time: Istanbul to Kathmandu in the Last Year of the Hippie Trail, was published by House of Anansi Press in February 2023. It has won praise in the Wall Street Journal, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Montreal Gazette and elsewhere.

An excerpt from the book appeared in the Toronto Star on Jan. 22, 2023: