Shandi Mitchell is an author and filmmaker. Her award-winning short films Baba's House and Tell Me have screened at festivals across North America. In 2008, she was awarded the Canada Council's Victor Martin-Lynch Staunton Endowment in Media Arts. Her first feature, The Disappeared, shot in 15 days on the Atlantic Ocean, starring Billy Campbell and Shawn Doyle, will be released the fall of 2012.
Her debut novel Under This Unbroken Sky was simultaneously published by Penguin Canada, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (UK) and Harper Collins (US) in August 2009. It has sold in nine countries, including translation rights for Chinese, Hebrew, Dutch and Italian. It won the 2012 Kobzar Literary Award, 2010 Commonwealth regional Prize for First Book (Canada/Caribbean), the Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Award, the Margaret and John Savage First Book Award, and was longlisted for the IMPAC Dublin Literary Prize.» Read More