Afghani flight to freedom

Shahnaz Qayumi (left) writes about the aftermath of the Russian withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1989 and details life under Taliban rule for young readers in her latest novel.FULL STORY

 

Czaga nets nomination

May 13th, 2015

Born in Alberta, Kayla Czaga grew up in Kitimat before moving to Victoria to complete her undergraduate degree in writing at the University of Victoria. She later became an MFA graduate in Creative Writing from UBC. Her poetry, nonfiction and fiction were published in The Walrus, Event, the Antigonish Review and other prior to her debut book of poetry, For Your Safety Please Hold On (Nightwood $18.95) in which she moves from family to girlhood to adulthood in a collection of funny/sad family portraits. It was shortlisted for the Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize in 2015. 978-0-88971-303-1

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