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Literary Collections Essays

Mortal Distractions

by (author) Pauline Holdstock

Publisher
Thistledown Press
Initial publish date
Oct 2006
Category
Essays
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781894345668
    Publish Date
    Oct 2006
    List Price
    $19.95

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Engaged and entirely engaging, her acerbic wit tempered by grace and good humour, Holdstock writes about war; about the conundrum of being Canadian; about reading in all its forms and, centrally, about the vocation, vexations and triumphs of writing in a time when the lessons of the past seem to have been lost. At the heart of this collection is Holdstock the writer, animating us in discussions about the creative process while assessing the actions and images of writing, politics, film, travel and art.

About the author

Born in England, Pauline Holdstock came to Canada in 1974. Her first novel, The Blackbird's Song, was a finalist in the WH Smith/Books in Canada First Novel Award in 1987. Her 2004 novel Beyond Measure was nominated for the Giller Prize. Her writing has appeared in Exile, Event, Grain, NeWest Review, Malahat Review, Flare and Antigonish Review among others. She lives in Sidney on Vancouver Island.

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