Alison Preston was born and raised in Winnipeg. After trying on a number of other Canadian cities, she returned to her hometown, where she currently resides. All of her books are set in the Norwood Flats area of Winnipeg, including The Rain Barrel Baby, The Geranium Girls, Cherry Bites, Sunny Dreams, and The Girl in the Wall.
A graduate of the University of Winnipeg, and a letter carrier for twenty-eight years, Alison won the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction for The Girl in the Wall and has been twice nominated for the John Hirsch Award for Most Promising Manitoba Writer, following the publications of The Rain Barrel Baby (Signature Editions) and her first novel, A Blue and Golden Year (Turnstone Press). She was also shortlisted for the Carol Shields Winnipeg Book Award and the McNally Robinson Book of the Year Award for Cherry Bites and the Mary Scorer Award for Best Book by a Manitoba Publisher for Sunny Dreams.
Visit Alison’s website at: http://www.alisonpreston.com
Posted on: Friday, April 3, 2015
Alison Preston's Blue Vengeance has just been shortlisted for the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction!
Posted on: Monday, April 30, 2012
At the Manitoba Book Awards gala on Saturday, April 28, Alison Preston was awarded the Margaret Laurence Award for Fiction, Manitoba's premier fiction award, for The Girl in the Wall.
Posted on: Sunday, December 11, 2011
The Toronto Star's Whodunit columnist Jack Batten chooses Alison Preston's The Girl in the Wall as one of his Top 10 Mysteries of 2011.
Posted on: Thursday, October 6, 2011
Alison Preston guest blogs on CBC Radio's Manitoba Scene