I’m thrilled about another magazine award for “I Feel Lousy,” originally published in Eighteen Bridges. It’s up for a Western Magazine Award for Fiction. Congratulations to all the nominees and thank you so much to editors Lynn Coady and Curtis Gillespie.
Two stories from Ellen In Pieces have been nominated for a National Magazine Award for Fiction: “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen,” which appeared in Canadian Notes and Queries and is forthcoming in Best Canadian Stories 13, and “I Feel Lousy,” published in Eighteen Bridges, winner of the 2013 Gold Medal Award for Fiction from the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association. Thank you to both magazines for publishing my work and congratulations to this year’s nominees.
“I Feel Lousy,” published in Eighteen Bridges, has won the Alberta Magazine Publishers Association Gold Medal for Fiction. The judges write: ”Caroline Adderson takes on big themes of love, loyalty and betrayal in this deftly written story about the messiness of life and the triumph of the spirit.” Thank you to the judges, the AMPA, and Eighteen Bridges editors Lynn Coady and Curtis Gillespie. Read about all the winners. Read the story.
“I Feel Lousy,” published in Eighteen Bridges, is up for an Alberta Magazine Award for fiction. Thanks so much to editors Lynn Coady and Curtis Gillespie. Read the complete list of nominees.
What a thrill last month to take part in Ryeberg Live Vancouver. I had no idea what to expect of the event; this pretty much guarantees a good time. Which was had by all — me, Kevin Chong, Steven Galloway and Maiko Bae Yamamoto. Here are pictures of the event. To experience my talk, click on this grandiose title: Re-Enthralling the Picture in Motion.
One of the great pleasures of Thursday is Russell Smith’s literature column in The Globe and Mail. A gifted fiction writer, author of probably the best satirical novel to come out of Canada, Muriella Pent, Smith takes on subjects that just thrill me, such as comma usage. So it was a particularly pleasure this Thursday, to make his column. Read it here.
“Erection Man” from my on-going novel-in-stories, Ellen in Pieces, has been longlisted for the world’s richest short story prize. Never mind the £30,000! The real prize is to share space on a list with Junot Diaz and Ali Smith. Read about all the finalists.
I received my copy of Canadian Notes and Queries, which is always a guilty pleasure. The added bonus this time is to see my own story “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen” published there. Check out this naughty and nice magazine.
Which is the title of my latest story just out in Eighteen Bridges. Have a look or, better yet, subscribe to this dynamic new magazine.
I’ve just received my contributor’s copy of Best Canadian Stories 12. In it are the ten stories the venerable editor John Metcalf has selected as the best of the year. I’m honoured that my “Poppycock” is included along with stories by writers whose work I’ve long admired – Shaena Lambert, Douglas Glover, Stephen Heighton, Lynn Coady, Keath Fraser – as well as stories by newer writers. Visit Oberon Press for more details.