Naben Ruthnum and Carleigh Baker about Bad Endings > OCTOBER 24
Type Books celebrates Carleigh Baker's new book Bad Endings published
by Anvil Press. Baker will discuss salmon, bees, and all sorts of weirdness with Curry, Naben Ruthnum.
Whether plumbing family ties, the end of a marriage, or death itself, she never lets go of the witty, the ironic, and perhaps most notably, the awkward. Despite the title, the resolution in these stories isn’t always tragic, but it’s often uncomfortable, unexpected, or just plain strange. Character digressions, bad decisions, and misconceptions abound. In Bad Endings, Baker takes troubled characters to a moment of realization or self-revelation, but the results aren’t always pretty.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Carleigh Baker is a Metis/Icelandic writer. Her work has appeared in subTerrain, PRISM International, Joyland, and This Magazine. She won subTerrain's Lush Triumphant Award for short fiction in 2012, and was nominated for the Journey Prize in 2014. Her book reviews and critical writing have appeared in The Globe and Mail, The Malahat Review, The Goose, and EVENT magazine. She lives in Vancouver.
ABOUT THE INTERVIEWER
Naben Ruthnum won the Journey Prize for his short fiction, has been a National Post books columnist, and has written books and cultural criticism for the Globe and Mail, Hazlitt, and the Walrus. His crime fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine and Joyland, and his pseudonym Nathan Ripley's first novel will appear in 2018. Ruthnum lives in Toronto.
Type Type Talk
Naben Ruthnum talks to Carleigh Baker about Bad Endings
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Tuesday, October, 7-9 pm