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An Interview with Brent van Staalduinen

By Alex Carey

Brent van Staalduinen has won our 25th annual Short Fiction Prize for his story "Skinks." Brent van Staalduinen lives, works, and finds his voice in Hamilton. Saints, Unexpected, his novel of urban magical realism, will be published by Invisible Publishing in April 2016. His work appears or is forthcoming in The Sycamore Review, Prairie Fire Magazine, The Bristol Short Story Prize Anthology 8, The Prairie Journal, EVENT Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, The New Quarterly, Litro Magazine, The Nottingham Review, Urban Graffiti, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers and holds an MFA in creative writing from the University of British Columbia, and teaches creative writing at Redeemer University College.

An Interview with Andrew F. Sullivan

By Alex Carey Fiddlehead Editorial Assistant Alex Carey interviews Andrew F. Sullivan about his new book Waste. "I pull on things like old myths, urban legends and gothic traditions because that’s where my fuel is. If I’m going to write about three generations of a family in Canada, I hope it’s a story about the bog where they keep their ancestors to consult them on the matters of the day."

Where We Will Be

The first painting was of a boy, shirtless, lying on a floral patterned carpet.


Their dog died yesterday from eating grapes.

Maggie's Farm

The girl and the boy speed further and further away from Piacenza, where they should have detrained.


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