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Beverly Akerman


After over two decades in molecular genetics research, Beverly Akerman realized she'd been learning more and more about less and less. Skittish at the prospect of knowing everything about nothing, she turned, for solace, to writing. Her story collection, The Meaning Of Children (Exile Editions), won the David Adams Richards Prize, a J.I. Segal Award, and made the 2011 CBC-Scotiabank Giller Prize Readers’ Choice Contest Top 10. Find her on Facebook, Twitter @beverly_akerman, and at