A celebration of fifty years of Best Canadian Stories
Now in its fiftieth year, the Best Canadian Stories series has long championed the short story form and highlighted the work of many writers who have gone on to shape the Canadian literary canon. Margaret Atwood, Clark Blaise, Tamas Dobozy, Mavis Gallant, Douglas Glover, Norman Levine, Rohinton Mistry, Alice Munro, Leon Rooke, Diane Schoemperlen, Kathleen Winter, and many others have appeared in its pages over the decades, making Best Canadian Stories the go-to source for what’s new in Canadian fiction writing for close to five decades. Selected from the series' wide-ranging list of contributors by editor John Metcalf, Fifty Years of Best Canadian Stories celebrates half a century of the country's best short fiction.
John Metcalf has been one of the leading editors in Canada for more than five decades, editing more than 200 books over this time, including 18 volumes of the Best Canadian Stories series. He is also the author of more than a dozen works of fiction and nonfiction, including Standing Stones: The Best Stories of John Metcalf, Vital Signs: Collected Novellas, An Aesthetic Underground: A Literary Memoir, and The Museum at the End of the World. Senior Fiction Editor at Biblioasis, he lives in Ottawa with his wife, Myrna.
Praise for Best Canadian Stories
“A splendid collection.”—Quill & Quire
“Best Canadian Stories ... combines both emerging and established voices for a fascinating glimpse at the most exciting short fiction coming out of this country.”—Open Book