Photo credit: Pedersen

Photo credit: Pedersen

Hello. I'm Michael Hingston, an award-winning writer and publisher based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

My new book is about Calvin and Hobbes. It's called Let's Go Exploring (ECW Press, May 2018), and it's a #1 regional bestseller. Learn more about it here.

Before that I wrote a novel, The Dilettantes (Freehand, 2013), which was also a #1 regional bestseller. The Winnipeg Free Press said it “may well be the Great Canadian Comic Novel.” It was later translated into German.

My journalism has appeared in Wired, The Washington PostThe AtlanticThe Guardian, The Daily Beast, Hazlitt, Salon, The Walrus, and The Globe and Mail. I also write the Weird History column for Penthouse magazine.

I'm also the co-founder of Hingston & Olsen Publishing, the outfit responsible for the Short Story Advent Calendar and the Ghost Box. The Washington Post called H&O "a little Canadian publisher whose creations remind us what e-books can’t do.”

In 2018, I will be roaming the countryside as the regional writer-in-residence for the Metro Edmonton Federation of Libraries. Reach me there at

Agent-wise, my writing for kids is represented by Stacey Kondla of The Rights Factory. (I don't have an agent for my adult work.)

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