Gail Anderson-DargatzGail Kathryn Anderson-Dargatz (born November 14, 1963) is a Canadian novelist.
Anderson-Dargatz was born in Kamloops, British Columbia, and grew up in Salmon Arm. She studied creative writing at the University of Victoria. She published her debut short story collection ''The Miss Hereford Stories'' in 1994, and received a nomination for the Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour in 1995.
Her first novel, ''The Cure for Death by Lightning'' (1996), was an experimental yet accessible work whose story unfolded partly through narrative and partly through a collection of recipes and household tips belonging to the narrator's mother. A Canadian bestseller that year, it won the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize, and was nominated for the Giller Prize and the Books in Canada First Novel Award.
Her second novel, ''A Recipe for Bees'', was published in 1998. Based on her own parents' early relationship, her process of researching the book led her parents to rekindle their romance after having divorced in 1981, and ultimately to their remarriage to each other. The book was a Giller Prize finalist in 1998.
She has since published the novels ''A Rhinestone Button'' (2002), ''Turtle Valley'' (2007) and ''The Spawning Grounds'' (2016). Provided by Wikipedia