Photo credit: Pedersen

Photo credit: Pedersen

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

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.

My first novel, The Dilettantes, was 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 next book is about Calvin and Hobbes. It's called Let's Go Exploring (ECW Press, May 2018). You can pre-order it here.

I'm also the co-founder of Hingston & Olsen Publishing, the outfit responsible for the Short Story Advent Calendar and the Ghost Box.

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

I don't have an agent at the moment.

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