Kate Cayley’s emotionally shattering story is about the struggles of adult children managing a parent’s end-of-life care.
The Canadian novelist and short story writer has put together a list that provides a robust cross-section of Canadian short fiction in the 21st century.
In “The Swan Suit,” Katherine Fawcett updates the tropes of classical folk tales, lending them a feminist spin.
Anosh Irani’s story is about a grieving mother who is convinced her dead son has been reincarnated as a penguin at the local zoo.
Seyward Goodhand’s ambitious and risky alternate history imagines a meeting between Simone Weil and Leni Riefenstahl.
A modern-day ghost story, Gemma Files’s literary chiller is a masterpiece of atmospheric dread.
Sarah Meehan Sirk’s poignant and ironic story is a study of disappointment told in the context of a daughter’s relationship with her distant mother.
Zsuzsi Gartner’s precisely calibrated, vicious little parable is about the things we want but can’t have.
Why isn’t there a Canadian novel to rival last year’s Ducks, Newburyport? There is, just not where you might have been looking for it.
Editor Michael Hingston and designer Natalie Olsen celebrate five years of producing the Short Story Advent Calendar.