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Best Canadian Short Stories Edited by John Metcalf > NOVEMBER 23

Biblioasis and Type Books invite you to the launch of 2017 Best Canadian Short Stories edited by John Metcalf.

John Metcalf has been the leading student, scholar, writer, and champion of the Canadian short story for more than five decades. As an editor, he has worked with several generations of Canada’s best short fiction writers, fom Alice Munro and Norman Levine to Caroline Adderson, Rebecca Rosenblum, and Annabel Lyon. Newly acquired by Biblioasis from Oberon Press and edited by Metcalf, this expanded edition of the annual Best Canadian Stories builds on the 48-year history of the anthology and features 15 of the best short stories from across Canada that the previous year had to offer. Drawing on a relationship with literary magazines across the country, the selections in the anthology will reflect the lively and diverse literary culture in Canada. 


John Metcalf was the Senior Editor at the Porcupine’s Quill until 2005, and is now Fiction Editor at Biblioasis. He is the author of more than a dozen works of fiction and non-fiction, including The Museum at the End of the World, Vital Signs, Standing Stones: Selected Stories, Going Down Slow, and Kicking Against the Pricks. He lives in Ottawa, Ontario.


Best Canadian Short Stories

Launch and Reading
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Thursday, November 23, 7-9 pm