Quill and Quire

Fiction: Short

By Greg Hollingshead

Act Normal is Greg Hollingshead’s first book of short stories since his 1995 Governor-General’s Literary Award–winning The Roaring Girl, and it’s a refreshing reminder of his idiosyncratic take on the form. Few other writers represent ... Read More »

July 30, 2015 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Richard Cumyn

The David Cronenberg film Crash (based on J.G. Ballard’s novel) is about people who are sexually aroused by recreating celebrities’ fatal car crashes. The title story in a new book of three novellas by Kingston, ... Read More »

July 30, 2015 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Rhonda Douglas

Rhonda Douglas’s debut collection of short fiction contains 10 eclectic stories that employ humour, metafiction, and pathos to varying degrees of effectiveness. Douglas is at her best when writing about the tumultuous emotional lives of ... Read More »

July 30, 2015 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By R.W. Gray

R.W. Gray is determined to avoid convention; as a result, his stories both intrigue and occasionally alienate the reader. They are impossible to classify in terms of genre, and are set in a slightly off-kilter ... Read More »

July 30, 2015 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Andrew Forbes

In his debut collection of short fiction, Ontario-based writer Andrew Forbes examines the delicate yet intricate nature of humanity. He does this by looking at the impact decisions or circumstances can have on individuals and ... Read More »

June 25, 2015 | Filed under: Fiction: Short

By Irina Kovalyova

It’s no surprise to learn from Irina Koval-yova’s author bio that she is a senior lecturer in Simon Fraser University’s department of molecular biology and biochemistry. Or that she once interned for NASA. Or that ... Read More »

May 25, 2015 | Filed under: Fiction: Short