I’m thrilled to be heading off to Sechelt this weekend for one of my very favourite literary festivals. See the great line-up of authors and entertainers here. Hope to see you on the Sunshine Coast!
A History of Forgetting was published in 1999 by Key Porter Books in Canada and in 2000 by review in the UK. It’s long been out of print in Canada, but now Biblioasis has republished it in its Reset series and is bringing it out in the US for the first time. Here are the two new editions, substantially revised for republication.
A festival that honours one of my literary heroes! And I get to be there! The Alice Munro Festival of the Short Story takes place 4-7 June in Munro’s home town of Wingham, Ontario. I’ll be doing two Master Classes and a reading. See the full schedule of authors and events here.
My dream job is finally coming true! On May 2nd I’ll be hard at work in both Kids Books (10:30-11:30 am) and Hagar Books (afternoon). Come say hello and let me sell you a book! See the great line-up of authors and bookstores participating in this event.
I’m thrilled that Ellen in Pieces has been nominated for the 2015 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. The award is given to the best work of fiction by a BC author. And I’m in wonderful company! Read the full list of nominees here.
I’m thrilled to make CBC Books’ list of 12 Canadian Women Writers You Need to Read. Happy International Women’s Day to you all!
Very much looking forward to this reading in Duncan!
I’ve just received my contributor’s copy of 14: Best Canadian Stories, selected by the inimitable John Metcalf. This volume republishes “Your Dog Makes Me Smile,” which first appeared in Numéro Cinq and went on to become a chapter of Ellen in Pieces. This is the third year in a row that an Ellen story has appeared in Best Canadian Stories.