Forbes 2020-5360

Photo: Alice Winchester, 2020

Andrew Forbes is the author of the short story collections Lands and Forests (Invisible Publishing, 2019), and What You Need (2015), the latter of which was shortlisted for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and named a finalist for the Trillium Book Prize. He is also the author of The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays (2016), and The Only Way is the Steady Way: Baseball, Ichiro, and How We Watch the Game (2021). Forbes lives in Peterborough, Ontario.


Email: andrewgforbesatgmaildotcom

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Just read What you Need. Terrific story. It was so readable. I love how the flow of words seemed so seamless. I felt like I wasn’t reading something written but rather was there, in the scenes, a passive yet understanding observer. Loved it!

  2. This is just to say I read your story “In the Foothills” from the Journey Prize anthology and was very much wowed by your voice and pacing. Awesome stuff. Thanks for writing. That’s all.


  3. The Utility of Boredom is something special. I found one day by chance in the baseball section of the library. I check that section every time I go, which is about once a week, after I get my daughter books and peruse the fiction section. I make myself walk up the stairs, to the back of the building in the off chance there’s something new. So, I noticed your book, despite its size, instantly and connected with it just as fast. Your book not only made my day but it made my week. I’ve since bought one for myself and my brother and I know I’ll buy more. It’s the book I’d been looking for and I’m not blowing smoke. Thanks.

    • Thanks very sincerely for that, Colin. I’m glad you found the book, and that your library had a copy. I hope the book rewards repeat readings, and that you enjoy the coming season.

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  5. Do you have a Twitter? The people need your commentary for this playoff season! I loved Utility of Boredom and The Only Way is the Steady Way. Thank you for your work! Go Ms!

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