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Mary Jo Salter's Reading Recommendations

The British art critic Laura Cumming mesmerized me this summer with her recent book The Vanishing Velazquez, which is an elegantly written cultural history, a whodunit, a meditation on portraiture, and a hymn to two of her favorite painters — Velazquez and her own late father. The Canadian-born but Hungary-based and British-educated novelist David Szalay has me in his grip: I read his most recent, All That Man Is, and then went back to his first, London and the South East.

Fiddlehead Contributor Charlie Fiset longlisted for 2016 Journey Prize!

We're pleased to announce that Charlie Fiset's story "If I Ever See the Sun" has been longlisted for the 2016 Journey Prize! Her story appeared in last summer's Fiction issue (no. 264). Not only is this the second year in a row for Charlie, but along with Paige Cooper's "The Roar," this marks three consecutive years The Fiddlehead has two stories longlisted for the Journey Prize!

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