A former Director of the Writing Program at the Banff Centre for the Arts, Rachel Wyatt has published six novels and two previous story collections. A radio dramatist with over 100 plays produced by the BBC and CBC, she also writes for live theatre and television.
"With wit, with style, with her abundant knowledge of life and of people, Rachel Wyatt seems to have written about almost everybody we've ever known. Her quick eye and sharp ear miss nothing, and the enjoyment she must have felt when she was preparing this sure-footed collection spills over to the reader. Here are stories to be read purely for pleasure." MAVIS GALLANT
"In The Magician's Beautiful Assistant Wyatt is contemporary, quirky, elliptical and antic. She is one of those rare writers-endlessly surprising-who makes you laugh and makes you think. P.K. PAGE