Reading in Toronto

I'll be reading at the HLR's spring + summer issue launch at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, June 11th at The Piston in Toronto.  

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“The Crossing” Wins The Humber Literary Review’s Emerging Writers Fiction Contest

My story, "The Crossing," just won the Humber Literary Review's Emerging Writers Fiction Contest! Just the other day I was thinking how amazing the judges (Cherie Dimaline and Ayelet Tsabari) are and how there was no way they would choose my story. I'm so thrilled they did! "The Crossing" will appear in print in June. Stay tuned to read … Continue reading “The Crossing” Wins The Humber Literary Review’s Emerging Writers Fiction Contest

Reviewed: “The Orange Grove” and “Brothers”

    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.      

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

“I Never Talk About It” Out Next Year With QC Fiction

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