Paradise & Elsewhere

 

Storytellers

A Tale of Four Storytellers In this thoughtful and illuminating essay posted on AllLit Up,  https://alllitup.ca/Blog/2015/A-Tale-of-Four-Storytellers,  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 … Continue reading Storytellers

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Paradise & Elsewhere reviewed in Canadian Literature

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, … Continue reading Paradise & Elsewhere reviewed in Canadian Literature

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Paradise & Elsewhere shortlisted for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize

 Already a  Giller Prize finalist and a CBC Bookies Award finalist,  Paradise & Elsewhere is  now short-listed for the 2015 BC Book Prizes. It’s one of five titles  listed for the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize. http://www.bcbookprizes.ca/winners/2015  

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The Malahat Review on Paradise & Elsewhere

http://www.malahatreview.ca/reviews/189reviews_perry.html Daniel Perry on  “We, the Trees.” Each reviewer seems to have a different favourite. “….Uniting the stories’ themes of exchange, translation, and conversion with their steady attention to the natural world (and loss thereof), “We the Trees” stands among the best-achieved pieces in the collection, telling of a journalism professor’s encounter with Joshua, a … Continue reading The Malahat Review on Paradise & Elsewhere

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Year of Adjectives

ad·jec·tive ˈajəktiv/ noun  a word or phrase naming an attribute, added to or grammatically related to a noun to modify or describe it.     Ursula Le Guin’s  Steering the Craft includes an exercise called Chastity, which involves stripping all adjectives and adverbs from one’s writing. It’s an exercise I often use when teaching: the … Continue reading Year of Adjectives

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Double Review: Alphabet and Paradise & Elsewhere in The Rumpus

  Leland Cheuk reviews both Alphabet and Paradise & Elsehwere in The Rumpus. ALPHABET AND PARADISE AND ELSEWHERE BY KATHY PAGE REVIEWED BY LELAND CHEUK December 8th, 2014 Studies have shown that reading literary fiction increases a reader’s ability to empathize. In her first books to be published in the U.S., Giller Prize-nominated British author Kathy Page puts that … Continue reading Double Review: Alphabet and Paradise & Elsewhere in The Rumpus

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Paradise, Elsewhere, Alphabet: interview for Volume 1

You can read/see Tobias Carroll’s interview with Kathy Page for  Volume 1 bookstore in Brooklyn  here, on their excellent site: http://www.vol1brooklyn.com/2014/11/18/kathy-page-on-her-new-collection-and-tourists-right-at-the-burnt-out-end-of-human-history/     “The stories in Kathy Page’s new collection Paradise & Elsewhere revel in discontinuity. Whether exploring the ruins of a fallen civilization, finding unexpected tension in the interactions between tourists and the residents of … Continue reading Paradise, Elsewhere, Alphabet: interview for Volume 1

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Transcendent: Dustin Kurtz reviews Kathy Page’s Paradise & Elsewhere in Music and Literature

A long and very thoughtful review from  Dustin Kurtz which digs deeply into the stories in Paradise & Elsewhere and the impulses behind them. The first part is quoted, and a link to the rest follows: ‘Early in Paradise & Elsewhere, her latest short-story collection, Kathy Page places readers in an Edenic oasis of plenitude, communal … Continue reading Transcendent: Dustin Kurtz reviews Kathy Page’s Paradise & Elsewhere in Music and Literature

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Paradise & Elsewhere nominated for the Giller Prize

Of the longlist, the jury writes: “We’re celebrating writers brave enough to change public discourse, generous with their empathy, offering deeply immersive experiences. Some delve into the sack of memory and retrieve the wisdom we need for our times, others turn the unfamiliar beloved. All are literary achievements we feel will touch and even transform … Continue reading Paradise & Elsewhere nominated for the Giller Prize

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Paradise & Elsewhere Barnes in the Barnes & Noble Review

The Long List July 23rd 2014 Paradise and Elsewhere  Short story marvel Kathy Page emerges as the Alice Munro of the supernatural from these heartfelt tales of shapeshifting swimmers, mild-mannered cannibals, and personality-shifting viruses transmitted through kisses.

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