The author of psychological thrillers says his respect for the horror genre may explain why he has had difficulty writing in the genre.
Manga creator Junji Ito’s work is a terrifying combination of enclosed spaces, group mania, and obsessive desire, writes Cutter.
The number one reason? It’s fun.
Michael Crummey talks fiction, Newfoundland, and landscape: “I had lived in Labrador for a while and I had the very real sense that this place could kill you.”
Elise Levine, sui generis.
Adrian Michael Kelly uses a train ride as a means to examine a character who is much less upright than he at first appears.
Tyler Keevil’s brief two-hander is a parable about what it takes to be an artist.
Souvankham Thammavongsa’s story is a multi-layered tale of a former boxer who takes a job at his sister’s nail salon.
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.