I just received my contributor’s copy of 13: Best Canadian Stories, selected by the inimitable John Metcalf. This volume republishes “Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen,” which first appeared in Canadian Notes and Queries and won the 2013 National Magazine Award Gold Medal for Fiction. Wonderful to be between the covers with the likes of Cynthia Flood, Clark Blaise, Elisabeth De Mariaffi. Thank you Oberon Press for its commitment to this series.
Another story from my upcoming novel-in-stories, Ellen in Pieces, has brought home a Gold Medal for Fiction. This time it’s a 2013 National Magazine Award. ”Ellen-Celine, Celine-Ellen” was published in Canadian Notes and Queries. Thanks so much to editor Dan Wells, who accepted the story. Congratulations to all the nominees and winners. Read the story.
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The Sky Is Falling is one of six BC books chosen for THRIVE Reads, part of the Kamloops THRIVE festival. Check out the other shortlisted titles.
I’m thrilled about another magazine award nomination 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.