When We Were Vikings


Product Details

Simon & Schuster Audio
Publish Date
January 28, 2020
5.8 X 5.5 X 1.1 inches | 0.4 pounds
Compact Disc
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About the Author

Andrew David MacDonald grew up in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He won a Western Magazine Award for Fiction, was shortlisted for the Canadian National Magazine Award for Fiction, and his work has been anthologized in four volumes of The Journey Prize Stories, collecting the year's best Canadian stories from emerging writers. He has an MFA from the Program for Poets and Writers at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Phoebe Strole is an actress and an Earphones Award-winning narrator who was a finalist in 2014 for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. She graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in drama. She has appeared on Broadway in Spring Awakening and in various films and television series, including Hamlet 2, 30 Rock, Glee, and Rescue Me.


"MacDonald is a writer to watch, an insightful new voice who invents in ways that feel deeply personal."

-- "Sabina Murray, PEN/Faulkner Award-winning author "

"MacDonald avoids over-sentimentality and a too-neat resolution...Readers will be inspired by the unforgettable Zelda."

-- "Publishers Weekly"

"In this engaging debut novel, MacDonald skillfully balances drama and violence with humor...With Zelda, he's created an unforgettable character, one whose distinctive voice is entertaining and inspiring...An engaging, inclusive debut."

-- "Kirkus Reviews"