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.
Airing on CBC this week is my interview with Shelagh Rogers about Ellen in Pieces. Have a listen!
I’m thrilled to be back at IFOA with Ellen in Pieces. I’ll be reading on 28 October at 7:30 and participating in a round table discussion on 1 November at 3:00. For the complete schedule of my events, click here.
I’m honoured to be participating in the tribute to the great Alistair MacLeod at Windsor BookFest, Saturday 25 October at 8:00pm. The next day I’ll be at Books and Brunch. For a complete schedule of events, click here.
I’m very much looking forward to my events at the Vancouver Writers Fest. For kids, I’ll be at Event #4, Picture Perfect, and Event #35, Tell Me More. For adults, I’ll be at Event #50, To Link or Not to Link, and Event #60, the Literary Cabaret. Click here for the full description of my events.
Thanks to the Globe and Mail for including me in their Book Reports and for the smashing portrait by Tonia Cowan.
Victoria readers, I hope you can join me for an evening of readings at Russell Books with Angie Abdou and Eve Joseph. September 25th at 7:30 pm. 734 Fort Street. Click here for more information.