Biography

Rod’s first novel, A Matter of Will, was a finalist for the 2018 Northern Lit Award for Fiction. His non-fiction short story, A Farewell to Steam, was featured in the anthology, 150 Years Up North and More. His literary fiction short story, Botox and the Brontosaurus, is featured in Cloud Lake Literary’s inaugural online review. Rod is also an award-winning director, playwright and actor, having directed and produced over 100 theatrical productions to date including fifteen adaptations of Shakespeare. He is the Artistic Director of the Acting for Stage and Screen Program for Canadore College and a part-time English professor with Nipissing University. Rod was the 2009 winner of TVO’s Big Ideas/Best Lecturer competition. KINMOUNT is his second novel.

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KINMOUNT
Advance Praise

“Rod Carley’s KINMOUNT is a hit that kept me laughing and turning the pages from curtain to curtain. It is funny, thoughtful, compelling, and filled with humane insights about people and their passions. Not since Robertson Davies’ Tempest Tost has a community Shakespeare production been so much fun.”

– Terry Fallis
  Two-time winner of the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour

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  • Excerpt from Kinmount

    Excerpt from Kinmount

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  • The Rod Carley Interview

    The Rod Carley Interview

    Rod’s first novel, A Matter of Will, was a finalist for the 2018 Northern Lit Award for Fiction. His non-fiction …
  • Rod Reads KINMOUNT

    Rod Reads KINMOUNT

    Kinmount is the last place Dave Middleton wants to revisit. But Dave has taken the gig – directing an amateur …

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