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. To get in touch with me, please visit the Contact page. I’d 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 Review of Books and elsewhere. In a year-end roundup of the best Canadian books of 2023, Jamie Portman called it “an enthralling memoir” and “a travel book for the ages.”
Here’s a great review article about Strange Bewildering Time: https://montrealgazette.com/entertainment/books/new-book-strange-bewildering-times-evokes-memories-of-a-different-era
In February 2024, Stonehewer Books will release a revised and updated paperback edition of my earlier book Conversations with a Dead Man: Indigenous Rights and the Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott.