From the category archives:


The Two of Us a Best Book of 2016

November 29, 2016

 GLOBE and MAIL FICTION THE TWO OF US BY KATHY PAGE “One of the most talented short-story writers working today delivered yet another knockout collection that is both darkly funny and terribly sad.” The Writers’ Trust  Best Books of 2016 recommended by Canadian writers Deborah Campbell   “Strife. Division. Tears in the social fabric. […]

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Psychologically rich & cinematic in the best way, the sweet agony of connection

October 25, 2016

This review  of  The Two of Us ran in the Ottawa Citizen and the Vancouver  Sun, probably elsewhere,  too. “Word is, the publishing industry (a business sector conscious of market demand) doesn’t invest much in, or encourage, short story collections. Alice Munro-like exceptions exist, of course, but — word is — that literary genre is […]

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The Two of Us Globe Review

October 7, 2016

Short  fiction does sometimes garner short shrift in terms of review coverage. It’s a huge pleasure then, to read Steven W. Beattie’s review of The Two of Us  for the Globe, which takes the time to explore one of the stories in depth,  mentions their  “potent” emotional impact, and at the same time defends the […]

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A Good Start: The Two of Us nominated for the Scotiabank Giller Prize

September 15, 2016

It’s over a week since I heard from  Dan Wells at Biblioasis that my short story collection, The Two of Us, had been short-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. It was a delicious surprise and is  a great  honour and, but since it happened, I’ve been too busy to post here, and have only been […]

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Magnets & Monsters

April 18, 2016

Kathy Page’s guest blog  on realism and the fantastic for fellow author Gail Anderson-Dargatz

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Spring Readings on the West Coast

March 27, 2016

 The snow has long ago melted (or never really settled) here on the West Coast, and the nights are longer, yet not so warm that you want to stay  out gardening: a perfect time for literary readings. I’m taking Frankie Styne and the Silver Man to some great local libraries and bookstores.  29th March, 7 […]

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Frankie does time travel

February 14, 2016

I  began work on Frankie Styne and the Silver Man in Norwich, in 1990, and it was inspired by both my  interest in  monsters and my living situation at the time: a terraced house, as it is called in England (row housing), with very thin walls.  Most of these houses were built in the late nineteenth […]

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Frankie Styne and the Silver Man

January 16, 2016

“Page’s imaginative powers are electric. She has the ability to analyze the often nightmarish qualities of the human psyche and as a result, Frankie Styne is a taut examination of the complex emotional ties that bind, the methods we employ to distance ourselves, and our ambiguous powers of imagination. She is at once poignant and […]

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Good Company

January 13, 2016
Best Canadain Short Stories 15

 A real  thrill to receive a copy of Best Canadian Stories 15, and find my story, “Low Tide,”  in such good company!  Like many writers, I rarely read my own work once it’s in print, but there is plenty for me in this anthology.  Thanks to editor John Metcalf and Oberon Press.  ISBN 978 0 […]

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Kathy Page on the short story, an interview with Trevor Corkum

September 5, 2015
Kathy Page writer TC The short story form is chameleon and shape shifting, filled with infinite possibility. The best short fiction, I think, comes into being seemingly fully formed, completely original, sui generis. Who are the short story writers you admire most? What short fiction writers have had the biggest impact on your own work in this form? […]

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