Hey folks! Excited to bring you another episode. Had a wonderful, interesting chat with author Corinna Chong about her work and short stories as a form. Her newest collection is The Whole Animal, available through Arsenal Pulp Press. Check out the show!
Arsenal Pulp Press
What an amazing time last weekend at Hamilton’s Sharp Words Winter Book Fair. The venue was Hamilton’s Bridgeworks, run by the Sonic Unyon folks, and it worked perfectly. It was busy from opening time to closing! Palimpsest (my publisher) was there, and sold some books which is awfully nice. Lots of tables, lots of great presentations/talks, and in the evening, the Literary Cabaret. I got to hang out with super local writers and prove that once upon a time, I could sing 😀
I have let go of my manuscript and it’s in the hands of beta readers. Really, all I feel right now is terror.
So let’s focus on this week’s show, then!
Author Casey Plett is our guest this week. Little Fish is a wonderful book and we’d met at Grit Lit two years ago. I’m so glad she agreed, we had a great talk. If you haven’t read it yet, get to it – it also won the 2019 Amazon.ca First Novel Award and the Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction. Enjoy the show!
Attention, local types! The Hamilton Arts Council is now taking submissions for this year’s Hamilton Literary Awards. Check out the info here.
During this year’s Grit Lit festival I was lucky enough to host an event featuring Waubgeshig Rice, Thea Lim and this week’s guest, Larissa Lai. Larissa’s book, The Tiger Flu, is a fascinating story of a world in the future…so strange and wonderful. Larissa herself is amazing, and I really enjoyed our conversation. I hope you do too!