Welcome to the website of Mark Abley, a writer and editor living in Montreal. Mark is a poet, a newspaper columnist and an award-winning author; he has won both a Rhodes Scholarship and a Guggenheim Fellowship. He is now completing work on a memoir of his father and starting a new book about idioms and cliches.

His most recent book of creative non-fiction is Conversations With a Dead Man: The Legacy of Duncan Campbell Scott. For more details, please read the Books page on this site, or go to: http://www.douglas-mcintyre.com/book/conversations-with-a-dead-man

In 2015 Coteau Books published The Tongues of Earth: New and Selected Poems. This is Mark’s fourth collection of poetry, his largest, and his first in a decade. For details, look at the Books page here, or visit: http://www.coteaubooks.com/index.php?id=911

His earlier non-fiction books include the widely translated Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages (2003) and The Prodigal Tongue: Dispatches From the Future of English (2008).

Mark Abley writes:

“Thank you for visiting this site. 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 contact it creates among people of many ages and in many countries. If you’d like to get in touch with me, please visit the Contact page.”