My story "Witching" was the lucky winner of this year's CBC Literary Awards Short Fiction prize. Congratulations to the longlist and finalists, and many thanks to the judges. The CBC's As It Happens broadcast my reading last night (with plenty of vocal fry, thanks to ongoing germs). Hearing it aloud gave it a different spin for me.
I've heard from a few readers with fresh takes, too, including lots of sympathy for the story's speaker, though I'll admit I saw her as more problematic. I've been writing a few stories about contemporary life, like this one, but the frontier is still planted in my mind--follow-up to All True will be out in 2018, and I've been working on a new draft. And am very happy that the CBC prize includes time at the Banff Centre for the Arts, one of the world's best places. Will report.
I'm the author of My Name is a Knife, All True Not a Lie In It, and The Old Familiar.