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Short Fiction

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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June 25, 2016
Paradise & Elsewhere by Kathy Page

A Tale of Four Storytellers In this thoughtful and illuminating essay posted on AllLit Up,,  Poet Zachary Wells asks whether Canadian culture is old enough to  make a literature of fantasy, and  concludes with an affirmation that yes, it is, provide we  have an elastic definition of what Canadian is, and can overcome the […]

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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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Kathy Page’s story The Last Cut in The Walrus online

August 26, 2015

Kathy Page’s story The Last Cut is online at The Walrus:

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“Dear Son” in Fiddlehead

July 24, 2015

Dysfunctional relationships, self-deception, and a staircase: Kathy Page’s story “Dear Son” is in the summer issue of Fiddlehead, a journal well-worth subscribing to.

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Paradise & Elsewhere reviewed in Canadian Literature

May 12, 2015
Paradise & Elsewhere by Kathy Page back jacket

From the Biblioasis blog: We are pleased to announce that Kathy Page’s Paradise & Elsewhere, Catherine Chandler’s Glad and Sorry Seasons, and Cynthia Flood’s Red Girl Rat Boy have all been reviewed in Canadian Literature! “The genius of [Page’s] book is the way magic seeps into the stories. It seems so inevitable. Somewhere deep in the ancient part of our brains, […]

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