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.
What a delight to see Ellen in Pieces appear three times on the Writers’ Trust of Canada’s Best Books of the Year. The books were selected by writers recognized by the WT this year. Read the complete list here.
I’m thrilled that Ellen in Pieces has been selected as a CBC Best Book of 2014! Read the full list here.