A short story collection, a memoir, a novel—authors Cynthia Flood, Helen Humphreys and Meg Wolitzer share their journeys from the beginning to middle to end of their individual works. Hosted and moderated by Susan G. Cole.
Cynthia Flood’s stories have won numerous awards, including the Journey Prize and a National Magazine Award, and have been widely anthologized. Her novel Making A Stone Of The Heart was nominated for the City of Vancouver Book Prize in 2002. She is the author of the acclaimed short story collections The English Stories, The Animals in Their Elements and My Father Took A Cake To France. Flood presents her latest collection, Red Girl Rat Boy, which is filled with characters whose voices are passionate, complex and eccentric, written in her signature dense and incisive prose.
Helen Humphreys’most recent novel, The Evening Chorus, was nominated for a Governor General's Award and was a national bestseller. Her critically acclaimed memoir, Nocturne, was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award. Previous novels include Coventry, a New York Times Editors' Choice, a Globe and Mail Best Book of the Year, and a finalist for the Trillium Book Award; Afterimage, which won the Rogers Writers' Trust Prize for fiction; Leaving Earth, which won the Toronto Book Award; and The Lost Garden, which was a Canada Reads selection. The recipient of the Harbourfront Festival Prize for literary excellence, Humphreys lives in Kingston, Ontario. She presents The Ghost Orchard.
Meg Wolitzer is the bestselling author of nine novels, including The Uncoupling and The Wife, along with a novel for young readers, The Fingertips of Duncan Dorfman. She is the author of This Is Your Life, which was made into the Nora Ephron film This Is My Life. Her short fiction has been published in The Best American Short Stories and The Pushcart Prize. Wolitzer presents The Interestings, a New York Times bestseller. The novel chronicles the lives of six life-long friends, from the height of youth through middle age, as their talents, fortunes and degrees of satisfaction diverge.