December Recap: “Playing the Man” in Plenitude & Violet Hour Reading

Early last month, a story of mine titled "Playing the Man" was published online in Plenitude. This queer lit mag is publishing some of the most exciting writing in Canada—from authors like Kai Cheng Tom, Adèle Barclay, Kayla Czaga, and Sierra Skye Gemma, to name a few. All of the content is accessible for free online. If you haven't … Continue reading December Recap: “Playing the Man” in Plenitude & Violet Hour Reading

Matrix’s “Mad Pride” Issue On Newsstands Now

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. 

“My Quiet Revolution” in The Malahat Review!

  Clickez ici pour la version française. It's been nearly a decade since I discovered Québécois folk legend Jean Leloup while on a summer work exchange in St-Jérôme, Québec—quite possibly the least romantic place to try to learn French. After work, I would listen to “Balade à Toronto” from La vallée des réputations on repeat in my bedroom. Back then, I never … Continue reading “My Quiet Revolution” in The Malahat Review!

2015 Giller Prize Announcement The 2015 Giller Prize nominees were announced today! The 2015 longlist can be found here. Sean Michaels, last year's winner for Us Conductors announced the nominees at McGill University. Two fantastic Montreal authors made the cut! Daydreams of Angels by Heather O'Neill (Click here to read my review of Daydreams in PRISM international.) Arvida by Samuel Archibald, translated Donald … Continue reading 2015 Giller Prize Announcement