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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Almond Wine and Fertility

by (author) Licia Canton

foreword by Joseph Pivato

Publisher
Longbridge Books
Initial publish date
Feb 2020
Category
Short Stories (single author), General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781928065128
    Publish Date
    Feb 2020
    List Price
    $22.00

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Almond Wine and Fertility, a lyrical and moving collection, showcases Licia Canton's ability to craft entire worlds out of just a few pages. This new edition of Almond Wine and Fertility includes a foreword by literary critic Joseph Pivato.

About the authors

Licia Canton is the author of The Pink House and Other Stories (2018). Her short story collection Almond Wine and Fertility (2008; second edition 2018) was published in Italy as Vino alla mandorla e fertilità (2015). Her writing has been anthologized internationally. She is also a literary translator and founding editor-in-chief of Accenti Magazine. She mentors emerging writers through the Quebec Writers' Federation. She has been a guest author and keynote speaker at universities and literary events in Canada and abroad. Licia Canton has published ten volumes as (co)editor, including two on the internment of Italian Canadians during World War II, and Writing Cultural Difference (2015), Conspicuous Accents (2014), Writing Our Way Home (2013), Reflections on Culture (2010), Writing Beyond History (2006), Adjacencies: Minority Writing in Canada (2004) and The Dynamics of Cultural Exchange (2002). She has served on the board of the Quebec Writers' Federation (QWF) and is past-president of the Association of Italian Canadian Writers (AICW). She is an Honorary Fellow at the University of Hull, United Kingdom. She holds a Ph.D. from Université de Montréal and an M.A. from McGill University. Licia Canton is the recipient of the Premio Italia nel Mondo (2018) and the Premio Donna Veneta (2015). She lives in Montreal. She can be reached at lcanton@accenti.ca www.accenti.ca

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Joseph Pivato has been a Professor of English and Humanities at Athabasca for many years, and has also been Visiting Professor at other universities. In 1984-85 he was Research Fellow in the Ethnic and Immigration Studies Program at the University of Toronto. In 1987-88 he was the M.A. Elia Chair in Italian-Canadian Studies at York University and taught the first course on Italian-Canadian writing offered anywhere. In 1991 he was The Canadian Visiting Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia. On these occasions he was able to do original research in Ethnic Minority Writing and the History of Italian-Canadian writing. His books include: Contrasts: Comparative Essays on Italian-Canadian Writing (Guernica, 1985), Echo: Essays on Other Literatures (1994) and The Anthology Of Italian-canadian Writing (Guernica, 1998). He was one of the writers included in Pier Giorgio Di Cicco'sRoman Candles (1978).

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