Robert Friedland

Born in New York City, Robert N. Friedland has been the Sheriff of a Judicial District; an investigator for the United States Treasury Department; a Regional Director of the Alberta Human Rights Commission; Human Rights Advisor for Malaspina University College; a two-term City Councillor in Victoria, British Columbia; and, Chief Lawyer for a group of seven First Nations in the Interior of British Columbia. He currently practices human rights and administrative law in Vancouver, British Columbia.

He is a widely published commentator on the international, Canadian, and British Columbian political scene.

His fiction has been published in Canada, the United States, England, and Japan. Faded Love, a collection of short stories, (released in 2010), was selected by Canada’s ReLit Awards for its long list of Best Books for 2010. New World Press, Beijing, China, obtained the rights for a translation of Faded Love, in 2011. In 2011, Friedland’s first novel, The Second Wedding of Doctor Geneva Song, was published by Libros Libertad.


Fiction: Petroleum Independent; Canadian Broadcasting Commission Radio,(Alberta Anthology, Edmonton On Stage, Vinyl Cafe); CITR FM Radio; NeWest Review; The Fiddlehead; Entre Nous; Raw Fiction; Abiko Literary Quarterly; Stand; Broadkill Review; and, Libros Libertad.

Non fiction: Japan Today; Toronto Star; Vancouver Sun; Vancouver Province; Globe & Mail; Ottawa Citizen; Calgary Herald; Canadian Broadcasting Commission - TV; Edmonton Journal; Alberta Report; Victoria Times Colonist; Lawyers' Weekly; Business Examiner; Victoria News; James Bay Beacon; Red Zone; Lower Island News; Wetaskiwin Times; Cycle Therapy; and, Canadian Public Administration.

Short Fiction

The Immanence

On a raining early morning in late December, I was standing at the window of my home on the tenth floor of an older high-rise apartment building in Richmond, British Columbia.  A condominium.  The... [+]

Qualified Short Fiction Contest 2020 - Short Story