Miguel A. Fenrich

Challenging the World with Words

Miguel A. Fenrich (he/him) is an award-winning Sudanese-Canadian storyteller, writer, and artist living and working on Treaty 6 land west of Saskatoon. He is the owner of northwest Saskatchewan’s leading genre fiction publishing company, Supernova Press, for which he received a QEII Platinum Jubilee Medal. He has been awarded numerous Saskatchewan newspaper awards for his journalism over the last two years.

In his fiction, he tackles thought-provoking themes such as white supremacy and it’s relation to colonization, class consciousness, feminism, and issues facing the LGBTQ2S+ community. Recently, he’s been exploring the world of poetry as a way of addressing society’s challenges, and has written and published two novels, Blue and What Lies in the Valley.

He is currently writing his third novel, and is exploring photography as a way to uncover his relationship with settler Saskatchewan, his heritage, and the Canadian Prairies. To learn more about him and his work, get in touch on social media or listen to some of his favourite songs below.

Fenrich currently serves as the Vice-President of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild.



What Lies in the Valley Paperback Books by Miguel A. Fenrich

In the isolation of the Foxtail Valley sits the ancestral home of the McMillian family.

Dust floats in the hallways, and wind cannot sway it. The windows twinkle on cloudy days, the foundation doesn’t crack, and nothing can seemingly force the house to follow the laws of nature. Whispers say a tall shadowy man stands in the attic, and only a high-pitched ringing can be heard when he speaks.

Klara’s grandparents burned alive on Christmas eve. Her father vanished with their fortune and his mistress. A shadowed, child-stealing creature, the Watcher, stole Klara’s youngest brother.

Klara’s family, plagued by misfortune and horror, flee to Canada, where their house in the Foxtail Valley waits for them. Unbeknownst to them, unseen forces lying in the valley prepare for their arrival.

Available NOW through: Amazon and Supernova Press

Follow Wolfe, one of the millions of blue-eyed workers toiling beneath the cruel, overbearing thumb of a brown-eyed supremacy organization that has convinced a future society that blue-eyed people are lazy, weak, and inferior to the brown-eyed majority.

When Wolfe hears rumours of a mounting plot to overthrow a luxurious eastern plantation that thrives off enslaved, blue-eyed labour, Wolfe must decide if the threat of death is worse than slavery to his brown-eyed masters. Thrust into possible rebellion and a vast journey across the North American continent, will Wolfe, posed against monstrous opposition, change the world? 

Available NOW through: Amazon, Supernova Press, Saskbooks, and the Saskatchewan library system.

Hi, I’m Miguel!

The death of Colten Boushie in rural Saskatchewan and the murder of George Floyd sent me searching for justice. After publishing my first novel, Blue, a story that empowers dialogue around corporate greed, class awareness, and the dangers of an apathetic society, I began my writing career followed by What Lies in the Valley.

Stories that make readers take pause — question, wonder, an would allow for hours (if not more) of discussion on the topics of white supremacy, systemic racism, LGBTQ2S rights, feminism, greed, mental health, feminism, and class.

Aside from my work, you can often find me around a board table, exploring the people and lands of the province, or reading a good book. To read more about what I’m getting up to, check out some recent press coverage below:

Sask. Author Sparks Conversations – CBC

Hosting First-of-its-kind Workshop – BattlefordsNOW

Recognition in Sask. Legislature – SASKTODAY.ca

What Lies in the Valley, 2nd novel, Launching – SASKTODAY.ca


Recent Blog Posts

Dreaming of Summer: a short story

Dreaming of Summer: a short story

  The frostbitten heifer with a pink peeling nose is hauled up the steps of the silver-haired farmer's steps, clunk, clunk, clunk. The two bedroom farm house is a mirage of gold in the screaming whorl of snow eviscerating the formerly flat and stubbled fields...

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The Opposite of Drought: a poem

The Opposite of Drought: a poem

Penultimate in her revelation, life oozes from the apex of the woman lying in the truck bed beneath stars.   Red-hot, startled, she explores the bulging buds, heavy with sap, virginal and exposed, a mirror of mother Gaia.   She runs her fingers along the...

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Just Before Flight: Prose

Just Before Flight: Prose

I am enraptured by the idea of those who live forever; who seek a future between pebbles on the side of the highway, in cracks on stone paths once wandered, the space between stars in the Andromeda Galaxy. In the early twilight — horizon sagging with the light of...

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News & Events

Free Workshop at Wonder of Words Literary Festival

Fill out this Google Form to RSVP for the FREE workshop that I am presenting at the Wonder of Words Literary Festival in Manitou Beach. The festival runs from August 3-6, 2023 and admission is free. My workshop titled, "A to Z: From Concept to Publicatoin: Exploring...

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Book Launch – The Homesteaders

For Immediate Release: Sept. 20th, 2022 SUPERNOVA PRESS BOOK LAUNCH - Miguel A. Fenrich's 2nd novel is set to release in January on Friday the 13th, 2023. The release will be celbrated with a free book launch at the North Battleford Public Library at 5 pm, with...

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