Thursday, July 4, 2013

Writing Literary Nonfiction

Some thoughts on writing literary non-fiction after reading hundreds of submissions for the CBC contest.

Read the piece here.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

CBC Books' Writers to Watch

Honoured to be included on this list with nine other writers - CBC Books' Writers to Watch: The 2013 Edition.

The complete list is here.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Calgary's Greatest Moment?

Some fine Calgary writers - Ian Brown, Marcello Di Cintio, Debbie Willis, Samantha Warwick and others - share their thoughts on the recent flood.

Read the article here.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Danuta Gleed Award Finalist

Congratulations to Rebecca Lee for winning the Danuta Gleed Literary Award for her collection, Bobcat and Other Stories.

Bull Head was a finalist along with Anton Piatigorsky’s The Iron Bridge.

For more information, click here.

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Danuta Gleed Award Shortlist

BULL HEAD has made the shortlist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award. The Award recognizes the best first English-language collection of short fiction by a Canadian author published in 2012. 

Other nominees include Rebecca Lee, Paul Marlowe, Anton Piatigorsky, and Yasuko Thanh.

For more details on the award and each nominated book, click here.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Booklist: "Impressive Debut Collection"

Recently, Booklist reviewed BULL HEAD and had some great things to say about it: "Muscular, lyrical prose ... The characters, mostly men toughened byhardscrabble living, are drawn with understanding, insight, and brutal honesty....

"This impressive debut collection will appeal to readers of literary fiction like James Dickey's Deliverance, Larry Brown's Joe, and Annie Proulx's Wyoming stories."

The full review can be found here.

Monday, April 8, 2013

CBC Bookie Awards

It was a nice surprise to discover that BULL HEAD is up for a CBC Bookie Award in the category "The Overlookie Bookie Award for Most Underrated Canadian Book."

For more info and to vote on the book or any others, go here.