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Book Title: This Cake Is for the Party|
The author of the book: Sarah Selecky
Edition: St. Martin's Griffin
The size of the: 4.46 MB
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Date of issue: November 13th 2012
ISBN 13: 9781250018366
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Shortlisted for the acclaimed 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Frank O'Connor Short Story Award, and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize Best First Book Award, This Cake Is for the Party has received consistent rave reviews praising debut writer Sarah Selecky.
In these ten stories, linked frequently by the sharing of food, Sarah Selecky reaffirms the life of everyday situations with startling significance. For upmarket women's fiction readers that love stories which reflect the joys and pitfalls of marriage, fidelity, fertility, and relationship woes, this collection is a conversation starter. This Cake Is for the Party reminds us that the best parts of our lives are often the least flashy. Reminiscent of early Margaret Atwood, with echoes of Lisa Moore and Ali Smith, these absorbing stories are about love and longing, that touch us in a myriad of subtle and affecting ways.
With more than 10,000 copies sold in Canada, where she was named the CBC Book Award's Best New Writer, Sarah Selecky proves she is an exciting new voice with a promising future.
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Read information about the authorI’m the author of This Cake Is for the Party and the creator of Story Is a State of Mind, The Little Bird Writing Contest, and The Story Intensive.
This Cake Is for the Party was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book in Canada and the Carribean, and it was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize.
When I’m not writing, I spend time thinking about how to connect to creativity. I help writers bring insight and innovation to their work by writing and speaking about contemplative writing.
I’ve been teaching people how to write mindfully since 2001, when I ran my first creative writing workshop out of my living room in Victoria, BC. My living room writing school grew too big for my living room, and I transformed it into an online writing program in 2011.
Two years later, I opened The Story Intensive, a creative writing course and mentorship program that runs every fall, and includes guest lectures with Margaret Atwood and George Saunders.
I am an alumna of the Humber School for Writers and The Banff Centre, and I graduated from the University of British Columbia with an MFA in Creative Writing.
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