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Spring preview 2015: short fiction & poetry



Screen shot 2015-01-15 at 4.21.36 PMFor some time now, Saskatoon’s Thistledown Press has been one of the unheralded stalwarts of Canadian literature, in large part due to its ongoing commitment to publishing short fiction by new and established writers.

Upcoming in spring 2015, Thistledown has three intriguing collections:

1. A resident of Pemberton, B.C., former sports writer Katherine Fawcett appears with a collection entitled The Little Washer of  Sorrows. Fawcett juxtaposes realistic aspects of our quotidian world with magical and unexpected events and elements.

2. In Brunch with the Jackals, 2009 ReLit Award nominee Don McLellan employs black comedy, precise observation, and irony to create a gritty collection of neo-noir tales.

3. Saskatchewan poet dee Hobsbawn-Smith turns her attention to prose in What Can’t Be Undone, a collection of stories about the travails of family, relationships, and loss.