Absolutely thrilled to get two books that I’ve contributed to in the mail last week. Vancouver Noir is edited by Sam Wiebe, and includes stories by Timothy Taylor, Sheena Kamal, Naben Ruthnum (as Nathan Ripley), S.G. Wong, and many more! You can pre-order from Akashic Books, and we’ll be launching it on November 8th, 2018, at the Shebeen Whiskey Room, the back room of the Irish Heather on Carrall Street. Hope to see you there!
The other book is Polja, a Serbian literary journal. This is the first time one of my stories has been translated! Editor Alen Besic picked Last Woman, which originally appeared in the Hingston and Olson short story advent calendar for 2017. They even translated my name, Karli Bejker!
What a pleasure to be Blueridge Chamber Music Festival’s first poet in residence! I was given the opportunity to write several poems based on Hugo Wolf’s Italienishes Liederbuch, a collection of 46 short songs about love.
Read more about the festival here.
So many congrats to all the finalists for the first Indigenous Voices Awards! I’m so honoured to be on this list I don’t even know what to say besides maarsii, kinanâskomitin, Þakka þér fyrir, & thank you to everyone who supported these awards!
Alessandra Naccarato and I are judging the 2018 Glass Buffalo writing competition. I’m handling the short fiction, and the wonderful Alessandra is on poetry. Send Glass Buffalo your work!
Very happy to share that Bad Endings is up for the BC Book Prize Bill Duthie Booksellers’ Choice Award! I love the shortlists this year, so great to see superstars Daniel Zomparelli, Zoey Leigh Peterson, Carys Cragg, Jonina Kirton, Mercedes Eng, Nicola Campbell and Eden Robinson on the list, and so many more!
This happened! Thanks to Quill & Quire, and photographer Alana Paterson. And many thanks to Dina Del Bucchia and Brian Kaufman for hanging out in the rain with me for 3 hours and making sure my hair didn’t get too frizzy.