Ten Canadian Writers in Context

Robert Kroetsch Series

Marie Carrière, Curtis Gillespie, Jason Purcell, Lynn Coady, Ying Chen, Michael Crummey, Jennifer Delisle, Kit Dobson, Caterina Edwards, Marina Endicott, Lawrence Hill, Daniel Laforest, Alice Major, Don Perkins, Julie Rodgers, Joseph Pivato, Eden Robinson,Gregory Scofield, Winfried Siemerling, Pamela Sing, Maïté Snauwaert, Kim Thúy and Angela Van Essen

Ten years, ten authors, ten critics.

The Canadian Literature Centre/Centre de littérature canadienne reaches into its ten-year archive of Brown Bag Lunch readings to sample some of the most diverse and powerful voices in contemporary Canadian literature.

This anthology offers readers samples from some of Canada’s most exciting writers of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Each selection is introduced by a brief essay, serving as a point of entry into the writer’s work. From the east coast of Newfoundland to Kitamaat territory on British Columbia’s central coast, there is a story for everyone, from everywhere. True to Canada’s multilingual and multicultural heritage, these ten writers come from diverse ethnicities and backgrounds, and work in multiple languages, including English, French, and Cree.

Ying Chen | essay by Julie Rodgers

Lynn Coady | essay by Maïté Snauwaert

Michael Crummey | essay by Jennifer Bowering Delisle

Caterina Edwards | essay by Joseph Pivato

Marina Endicott | essay by Daniel Laforest

Lawrence Hill | essay by Winfried Siemerling

Alice Major | essay by Don Perkins

Eden Robinson | essay by Kit Dobson

Gregory Scofield | essay by Angela Van Essen

Kim Thúy | essay by Pamela V. Sing


Publication date: June 2016
Features: 10 B&W photographs, bibliography, notes
Series: Robert Kroetsch Series
Keywords: Literature / Literary Criticism
Subject(s): LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Canadian, LITERARY CRITICISM / Canadian, POETRY / Canadian, Literature / Literary Criticism
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press