When We Were Vikings

Every so often someone asks how my novel is going, and for the past six months I’ve told them “it’s close.” And since I’ve been working on it for a very long time now, “it’s close” at this point means I hope to finish edits Summer 2017. It’s ‘done’ in the sense that from here on it’ll be edits, not rewrites.

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The Journey Prize Stories 28

My short story, “Progress on a Genetic Level,” originally published in Taddle Creek, will be published in this year’s edition of The Journey Prize Stories as part of the prize’s longlist.

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Afterword: The New Quarterly

Last year The New Quarterly published two of my stories, “The Perfect Man for My Husband” and “An Exact Replica of the Ceiling of the Sistine Chapel.” They also asked for an afterword commenting on them both. It’s not online, so I thought I would include it here. I’ve made some edits to the original essay, because I was trying too hard to sound smart. Other than that, below is as it appears.

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Durham Region Writing Rainbow

I’ll be visiting the Durham Region Writing Rainbow on December 19th. Details here. Although, depressingly, I didn’t end up winning the Journey Prize. Should probably correct that error eventually. Or just pretend I won.

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