Read senior editor David Winter’s excellent introduction to Elizabeth Harrower’s work, including a short Q&A and an exclusive story—‘The Retrospective Grandmother’.
Congratulations to Carys Davies, author of The Travellers and Other Stories, on being awarded the prestigious 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award for The Redemption of Galen Pike. The Award is the single biggest prize in the world for a collection of short stories.
Below is the introduction given at the presentation on Saturday 26 September 2015 by Ladette Randolph, editor of Ploughshares and one of the three judges of this year’s award. Ladette kindly allowed us to reproduce it here.
What if Hitler had been killed in the trenches in World War I? Or what if Stalin had died during his appendix operation in 1921? Can we really consider the history of the twentieth century without placing such figures somewhere in the story?
In this year’s highly anticipated Massey Lectures, internationally acclaimed historian Margaret MacMillan gives her own personal selection of the memorable figures of the past, women and men, who have changed the course of history and directed the currents of their times.
It is with great sadness that we farewell writer Tony Taylor, who died last month.
We’re honoured to have published Tony’s memoir of his experiences on the Cowichan River in Vancouver Island, Fishing the River of Time. It’s an insightful and inspiring meditation on life, a beautiful reminder of what’s important and an account of a life well lived.
Thank you, Tony.