Edison Sandiford is a Canadian writer of Barbadian
descent whose articles and stories have appeared in The
Globe and Mail, The Antigonish Review, Calabash,
The Comics Journal, and Erotic Stories
in the U.K., among other publications.
The author of Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Stories;
two graphic story collections, Attractive Forces
and Stray Moonbeams; and the memoir Sand for
Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle, he currently
divides his time between Canada and Barbados. From 1997
to 2001, he was the associate literary editor then arts
and entertainment editor of the Nation newspaper
With his work, Sandiford seeks “to justify the ways
of peoples to each other,” his main themes being the
conflicting passions of erotic love and the resilience of
familial love. He is the recipient of The Lionel Shapiro
Award, The Harold Hoyte Award and Barbados’ Governor
General’s Award of Excellence in Literary Arts.
Sand for Snow: A Caribbean-Canadian Chronicle
(DC Books, Montreal, 2003)
Stray Moonbeams, illustrated by Justin Norman with
Brandon Graham (NBM Publishing, New York, 2002).
Attractive Forces, illustrated by Justin Norman
with Brandon Graham (NBM Publishing, New York, 1997).
Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall: Stories, illustrated
by the author and C. Cathcart Sandiford (Empyreal Press/The
Independent Press, 1995).