Brent van Staalduinen author photo

Brent van Staalduinen is the author of Saints, Unexpected, a novel of urban magical realism. The winner of the Bristol Short Story Prize, the Fiddlehead Short Story Award, and the Short Works Prize, his stories have appeared in The Writer Magazine, Prairie Fire, The Sycamore Review, The Fiddlehead, The New Quarterly, EVENT, Riddle Fence, The Dalhousie Review, Litro, Hamilton Magazine, and elsewhere. He’s a graduate of the Humber School for Writers, holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and teaches writing at Redeemer University College. He lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Book cover for Brent van Staalduinen's novel Saints, Unexpected

Brent van Staalduinen’s website


SoundCloud audio recording of Brent reading a short excerpt of Saints, Unexpected

12 or 20 questions interview conducted by rob mclennan

“Where I Write” at The Westdaler

Interview at The Short Story