Two of my stories, published in The Fiddlehead and the CVC7 Short Fiction Anthology, are up for the Journey Prize this year! The official long list is announced in the summer—wish me luck! 😁
"Resurfacing" will appear in the seventh volume of the Carter V. Cooper (CVC) Short Fiction anthology. Congratulations to the winners! https://www.facebook.com/exile.writers/posts/1459090597504795
"Resurfacing," a short story I wrote this spring, was recently longlisted for the Carter V. Cooper Short Fiction Prize in the emerging writer category. The winner will be announced next week. Stay tuned! https://www.facebook.com/exile.writers/posts/1450169561730232
These two stories about brothers are wildly different. The Orange Grove asks what brothers, and indeed all humans, are capable of, while Clerson’s debut novel eschews reality, causing the reader to question what is truth and what is myth. Together, they announce an exciting future for Quebec fiction in translation.
QC Fiction is a new imprint that's put out three fantastic titles this year, one of which I recently reviewed for PRISM international. I like what they're up to, which is why I'm happy to be a part of their most recent translation project. Chaque automne j'ai envie to mourir, a short story collection by Véronique Côté and … Continue reading “I Never Talk About It” Out Next Year With QC Fiction
This just arrived in my mailbox yesterday! Featuring short fiction and poetry from a bunch of writers that I think are really great—Fawn Parker, Leanne Simpson, a.m. kozak, Benjamin Hertwig, Hiroki Tanaka, and many more. Stoked to have my story, "Golden Birthday," included. This issue is available for purchase ($8) here.
Thanks to Nicole Brewer and William Kemp of words(on)pages press for publishing Houseboat, an experimental fiction piece that I wrote this past spring (during the final, procrastination-fuelled months of my thesis) in issue 16 of (parenthetical). This zine has been a platform for emerging writers since 2014. Read the piece here, or check out the entire issue for free here. … Continue reading New Experimental Fiction in (parenthetical)
I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Eric Dupont's Life in the Court of Matane, translated by Peter McCambridge. About which I had to say this: "Spanning 1976 to 1983, this novel, which was originally published in French in 2008 under the title Bestiaire, is chock full of [...] Quebec “zeitgeist” moments, accompanied by the narrator’s … Continue reading Review: Life in the Court of Matane
One of my short fiction pieces, titled "Night Collection," appears alongside fiction from award-winning Canadian author Aislinn Hunter and an interview with Eden Robinson in Room magazine's "Canadian Gothic" issue, on newsstands now! From the Room website: In Room’s call for submissions for this issue, we asked writers and artists how they imagine the gothic literary tradition manifests itself within Canada’s … Continue reading New Short Fiction in Room’s Canadian Gothic Issue!
The Quebec branch of the Professional Writers' Association of Canada recently interviewed me as part of their Member Spotlight series. Read the interview—about why I write and how I deal with writer's block—here.