73 Canadian short stories to read online, by diverse authors
August 11, 2020 3:01 PM   Subscribe

73 Canadian short stories to read online, curated by author Kevin Hardcastle. Features a diverse group of writers including black (Canisia Lubrin, "The Origin of the Lullaby"; Pamela Mordecai, "Goat"; Ian Williams, "I Want it All, I Want it Now"), Indigenous (Cherie Dimaline, "After 'While"; Carleigh Baker, "War of Attrition"; Richard Van Camp, "Show Me Yours") and people of colour (Téa Mutonji, "Property of Neil"; Souvankham Thammavongsa , "Mom is in Love With Randy Travis"; Jack Wang, "The Night of Broken Glass"; and many more), nonbinary (Jane Eaton Hamilton, "Smiley"; Daniel Sarah Karasik, "Mine") and trans (Casey Plett, "A Love Like in the Movies") authors.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl (5 comments total) 39 users marked this as a favorite
Thank you!
posted by mazola at 3:07 PM on August 11, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thanks! I'd love to hear if anyone finds any particular gems. And I'll report back if I find any.
posted by SpaceWarp13 at 9:15 AM on August 12, 2020 [1 favorite]

Thanks, I love short fiction and haven't read a single one of these authors so this is great!
posted by Flannery Culp at 5:45 AM on August 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

I’ve only read half of them yet, but so far “The Most Precious Substance on Earth” by Shashi Bhat and “Spires” by Tamas Dobozy have been standouts for me.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 7:47 PM on August 13, 2020 [1 favorite]

Popping back in to say I liked Richard Van Camp’s “Show Me Yours” so much that I’ve decided to assign it in one of my literature classes this fall.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 11:54 PM on August 22, 2020 [1 favorite]

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