Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Sharon Butala

We’ve grown used to thinking of evil – if we think of it at all – as something monstrous, destruction you can’t wrap your mind around. Evil is the Holocaust, Sept. 11, war in Rwanda. ... Read More »

January 19, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Jon Papernick

Jon Papernick’s first collection of stories, The Ascent of Eli Israel, is a subtle, chilling, and wistful “celebration” of the war-torn devastation and spiritual stoicism that afflicts modern-day Israel. These stories are raw, yet uncannily ... Read More »

January 9, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Steven Manners

Steven Manners’ new book of short fiction has little relation to most of CanLit’s current isms, from postmodernism and historicism to transculturalism. The stories read like darker updates of vintage New Yorker fiction, offering opaque, ... Read More »

January 8, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Carrie Snyder

Short stories, like poems, are often more adept than novels at showcasing tail-ends of thoughts and strange whiffs of emotion. Stories cruise along from moment to moment, bypass or butt up against Meaning, and resist ... Read More »

January 5, 2004 | Filed under: Fiction: Short