Born in New Westminster, B.C., Roberta Rees grew up in Calgary, in the Crowsnest Pass, Bellevue, Blairmore, Coleman and Cranbrook. Having taught school in Calgary for many years, she has published a collection of linked short stories, Long After Fathers (Coteau 2006), about three women whose lives are connected by family ties and the landscape of the Crowsnest Pass. Her preceding novel Beneath the Faceless Mountain, also set in the Crowsnest Pass, won the Alberta New Fiction Competition and the Writers Guild of Alberta Novel Award. Her first book, Eyes Like Pigeons, received the Gerald Lampert Award for poetry and the Writers Guild of Alberta Poetry Award.

[BCBW 2006] "Fiction"