In 1999 Anthony Bidulka, BA, BEd, BComm, CPA left a decade long professional accounting career to pursue writing and never looked back.

In 2003, Quill & Quire described Bidulka’s first book, Amuse Bouche: A Russell Quant Mystery, as “…an effervescent first novel that is much like the tasty French hors d’oeuvres from which it takes its name”, earning Bidulka a nomination for the Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Award.

In addition to his long-running Quant mystery series, Bidulka wrote two books following the adventures of man of action Adam Saint, a tough-as-nails, luxury loving, Disaster Recovery Agent. In 2016 Bidulka published his first stand-alone suspense novel, Set Free, with Kirkus Reviews saying: “The countless plot twists are exhilarating, with gasp-inducing drama and flatly startling story turns.”

Bidulka’s books have been nominated for Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards, Saskatchewan Book Awards, a ReLit award, and Lambda Literary Awards. Flight of Aquavit was awarded the Lambda Literary Award for Best Men’s Mystery, making Bidulka the first Canadian to win in that category.

Anthony has toured extensively in both Canada and the United States. A great believer in community involvement, he has been on the boards of local, national, and international organizations. He was recently inducted to the University of Saskatchewan College of Education Wall of Honour and named Citizen of the Year for his home city of Saskatoon, SK. When he isn’t writing, Bidulka loves to travel the world, collect art, walk his dogs, and throw a good party.

Awards, Recognition, Accomplishments
  • 1983 – Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree (with distinction); University of Saskatchewan
  • 1991 – Bachelor of Education (BEd); University of Saskatchewan
  • 1991 – Bachelor of Commerce (BComm) (with distinction); University of Saskatchewan
  • 1993 – Qualified for Chartered Accountant (CA) designation
  • 1994 – 1997 – Board of Directors – AIDS Saskatoon
  • 1997 – Master of Ceremonies, Institute of Chartered Accountants of Saskatchewan Convocation
  • 1998 – Board of Directors – Saskatchewan International Ice Festival
  • 1998 – 2001 – Board of Directors – Persephone Theatre
  • 2000 – 2001 – President, Persephone Theatre Board of Directors
  • 2003 – Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Award (Amuse Bouche)
  • 2003 – Shortlisted for ReLit Award (Amuse Bouche)
  • 2004 – Shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award (Flight of Aquavit)
  • 2004 – Lambda Literary Award (Flight of Aquavit)
  • 2005 – Board of Directors – Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild
  • 2005 – 2008 – Board of Directors – Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild Foundation
  • 2005 – Shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award (Tapas on the Ramblas)
  • 2006 – Presenter at Lambda Literary Awards – Washington, DC
  • 2006 – Cover of Planet S Magazine
  • 2007 – Shortlisted for Lambda Literary Award (Stain of the Berry)
  • 2007 – Shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award (Stain of the Berry)
  • 2007 – Presenter at Lambda Literary Awards – New York City, NY
  • 2008 – Present – Co-Chair, Camp fYrefly Saskatchewan Board of Directors
  • 2008 – Shortlisted for Lambda Literary Award (Sundowner Ubuntu)
  • 2008 – Master of Ceremonies – Bloody Words Mystery Conference Gala Dinner – Toronto, ON
  • 2008 – Cover of Acreage Life Magazine
  • 2009 – 2010 – Board of Directors – Crime Writers of Canada
  • 2009 – Avenue Community Centre Community Service Award
  • 2009 – Shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Award (Aloha, Candy Hearts)
  • 2010 – Shortlisted for Arthur Ellis Award (Aloha, Candy Hearts)
  • 2010 – Rainbow Award for Best Mystery/Thriller (Date With a Sheesha)
  • 2010 – McNally Robinson Saskatchewan #1 Fiction Bestseller (Date With a Sheesha)
  • 2010 – 2012 – Board of Directors, International Association of Crime Writers
  • 2011 – Named American Library Association GLBT Round Table Over The Rainbow – Top Mystery (Aloha, Candy Hearts)
  • 2011 – Named American Library Association GLBT Round Table Over The Rainbow – Top Mystery (Date With a Sheesha)
  • 2011 – Master of Ceremonies – Crime Writers of Canada Arthur Ellis Awards – Victoria, BC
  • 2011 – Inducted onto Wall of Honour, College of Education, University of Saskatchewan
  • 2011 – Named Judge for the 2011 Lambda Literary Awards
  • 2012 – Cover of Saskatoon Express
  • 2012 – When Words Collide Literary Festival Guest of Honour
  • 2012 – Honorary Committee Member – University of Alberta Institute for Sexual Minorities Studies and Services Fundraising Campaign
  • 2012 – Master of Ceremonies – Canadian Reception – Bouchercon Mystery Conference – Cleveland, OH
  • 2012 – McNally Robinson Saskatchewan #1 Fiction Bestseller (Dos Equis)
  • 2013 – McNally Robinson Saskatchewan #1 Fiction Bestseller (When The Saints Go Marching In)
  • 2014 – Named Judge for the 2014 Lambda Literary Awards
  • 2014 – 2017 – Board of Directors, The Word On The Street Saskatoon
  • 2014 – Guest Lecturer, Alexandra Writers’ Centre Society, Calgary
  • 2014 – Named Saskatoon Citizen of the Year, CTV Saskatoon (alongside husband Herb McFaull)
  • 2015 – Keynote Speaker, Regina Public Library Readers Summit
  • 2015 – Cover of Bridges Magazine
  • 2015 – Present – Advisory Board, artSpace Saskatoon Inc.
  • 2016 – Favorite Crime Fiction of 2016 List – The Rap Sheet (Set Free)
  • 2017 – The Peter Corren Award for Outstanding Achievement
Favourite Books

Set Sail for Murder – Carolyn Hart
The Joining of Dingo Radish – Rob Harasymchuk
The Burning Plain – Michael Nava
Bucket Nuts – Liza Cody
Delicious – Mark Haskell Smith
1st Impressions – Kate Calloway
My Best Man – Andy Schell
Vie de France – James Haller
The No. 1 Ladies Detective Agency – Alexander McCall Smith
Moth and Flame – John Morgan Wilson
The Winner – David Baldacci
Healthy Wealthy & Dead – Suzanne North
Tales of the City – Armistead Maupin
Last Summer – Michael Thomas Ford
Tomcat – Thom Racina
Polgara – David and Leigh Eddings
Looking for Brothers – Michael Rowe
Posted to Death – Dean James
Plum Island – Nelson DeMille
The King of Shanghai – Ian Hamilton
Eat, Pray, Love – Elizabeth Gilbert
The Martian – Andy Weir
Crazy Rich Asians – Kevin Kwan
An Astronaut’s Guide to Life – Chris Hadfield
The Art of Racing in The Rain – Garth Stein

Favourite Authors

David Baldacci
Gail Bowen
Alex Brett
Bill Bryson
Vicki Delany
Katherine V Forrest
Sue Grafton
Ian Hamilton
Lyn Hamilton
Rob Harasymchuk
Ellen Hart
Greg Herren
Kevin Kwan
Mary Jane Maffini
Armistead Maupin
Michael Nava
Robert B Parker
Ross Pennie
Louise Penny
Kathy Reichs
Steven Saylor
David Sedaris
Alexander McCall Smith
Robert Taylor
Gary Zebrun

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