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Fiction Anthologies (multiple Authors)


New Writing Made in Newfoundland

edited by Lisa Moore

Breakwater Books Ltd.
Initial publish date
Sep 2015
Anthologies (multiple authors), Literary
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Sep 2015
    List Price
  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
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In Racket, editor and acclaimed fiction writer Lisa Moore introduces us to ten of the most exciting new writers currently at work in Newfoundland. Featuring a diverse range of previously unpublished short stories, this unique anthology showcases a generation of voices soon to emerge as the next great wave of Newfoundland writers.

About the author

Lisa Moore is the acclaimed author of the novels Caught, February, and Alligator. Caught was a finalist for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and the Scotiabank Giller Prize and is now a major CBC television series starring Allan Hawco. February won CBC’s Canada Reads competition, was longlisted for the Man Booker Prize, and was named a New Yorker Best Book of the Year and a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book. Alligator was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize, won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Canada and the Caribbean region), and was a national bestseller. Her story collection Open was a finalist for the Scotia Bank Giller Prize and a national bestseller. Her most recent work is a collection of short stories called Something for Everyone. Lisa lives in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

Lisa Moore's profile page


  • Short-listed, Best Atlantic-Published Book Award
  • Winner, Best Cover of 2015, The Overcast's People’s Choice Awards

Editorial Reviews

“Racket of riotous and remarkable voices.” “Be warned, reader, these stories aren’t a fun jaunt into short fiction. They will challenge and tease you, and the characters will stick with you long past the last page.”

- Kim Hart Macneill, Atlantic Books Today

"With a cover design modelled after the Purity Hard Bread label, “Racket” promises to be a satisfying package. There are unifying themes — love, family — but these are handled with rich diversity.”

The Telegram

"Matthew Lewis, who kicks off [Racket], is a stylist: he wields words in a way you’ve never read, and it marks him not as an exciting new voice, but one of the most exciting writers in town, period.”

The Overcast

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