Born and raised in Regina, Devin Krukoff of Victoria won the 2005 McClelland & Stewart Journey Prize for his story "The Last Spark."; His debut novel Compensation (Thistledown $18.95) is a deathbed memoir by a dedicated malingerer, Richard Parks, who has spent a lifetime assiduously avoiding work. Leonard da Vinci once said, "Work is the law"; but Leonardo didn't know what he was talking about. As a grimly humourous raconteur, Krukoff's hero recounts how honesty is not the best policy and avoidance is next to godliness. 1-897235-19-4

[BCBW 2006] "Fiction"