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By Holly Luhning
The practice of incorporating historical or “real-life” events in a fictional work is common. But the term “documentary fiction” isn’t one I’ve often heard applied to a novel.
Being somewhat partial to all things Irish, I happened to notice this week some comments from Nadine O'Regan, judge of the Frank O'Connor Award.
The League meeting was really enjoyable for me this year. Many sessions and readings began with someone reading a poem from Pat Lowther. I hadn’t read Lowther for a number of years, and it was great to be reminded what an outstanding poet she was. The new Collected is out now and is a must read! I know the readings were painful for some, but I found it celebratory in a quiet so
The National Magazine Awards winners have been announced and The Fiddlehead is pleased to say all five of its nominees did well.
There is a misleading notion that the writing life is a solitary one. American author Jessamyn West is often quoted to support this: “Family, friends, and society are the natural enemies of the writer. He must be alone, uninterrupted, and slightly savage if he is to sustain and complete an undertaking.”