Smith, Russell

Russell Smith is one of Canada’s funniest and nastiest writers. His previous novels, including How Insensitive and Girl Crazy, are records of urban frenzy and exciting underworlds. He writes a provocative weekly column on the arts in The Globe and Mail and teaches in the MFA programme at the University of Guelph. Smith presents his latest collection of short stories, Confidence, which was shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. It shows a darker side of urban dwellers, including mommy bloggers, PhD students and experimental filmmakers.

Events Russell Smith was involved in

  • IFOA London

    Saturday, November 7, 2015 - 5:15 PM

    Author Russell Smith reads from and discusses his latest work.

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  • Writing the City

    Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 7:30 PM

    Garth Risk Hallberg, Russell Smith and Steve Toltz discuss their latest works.

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  • Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize Finalists

    Wednesday, October 28, 2015 - 7:30 PM

    Celebrate the works nominated for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

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  • Text and the City

    Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 2:00 PM

    Dylan Horrocks, Kirstin Innes, Eric Reinhardt and Russell Smith discuss their most recent works.

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