Mint Literary Agency

Antonia Banyard

Antonia Banyard emigrated from Zambia to Canada as a young child and grew up in Nelson, B.C. She has been published in literary magazines and anthologies in Canada, The U.S., England and Australia.

Never Going Back

Rights Sold
World rights–Thistledown Press, 2010

When the anniversary of a suicide reunites five former friends who haven’t seen each other for ten years, each is forced to confront secrets from the past that lock their present lives in limbo.  Never Going Back is set in a small town in the B.C. interior, where potheads, loggers, environmentalists, conspiracy theorists and aging hippies provide a vibrant backdrop to the dark themes explored in the narrative.

“Banyard has written an engaging novel, original in concept and convincing in its portrait of the people of a unique and intriguing place.” – Jack Hodgins

Never Going Back has been shortlisted for the 2013 One Book, One Kootenay contest. Check out Antonia’s Youtube video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVuMVydJtzQ