Writing a Ukrainian saga at this time

“Diana Stevan (left) tells how the onset of the war waged in Ukraine by Russia coincided with the completion of her Ukrainian family saga and brought her closer to her ancestors.FULL STORY

 

 

Alienated teens

December 13th, 2022

Gurjinder Basran takes on the perils of social media in her third novel, Help! I’m Alive (ECW $22.95). When video footage of a teen’s death is shared online, a community is left to try to make sense of his death and whether it was an accident or a suicide. In April of 2011, Basran was awarded the Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize for her first novel, Everything Was Goodbye. Her publisher, Mother Tongue Publishing subsequently sold Canadian rights to Penguin Canada and Everything Was Good-bye was re-launched in the spring of 2012 as a Penguin paperback. Basran is a graduate of Simon Fraser University’s Writer’s Studio. 9781770416307

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