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Since 1990, The Word On The Street has presented thousands of Canadian authors for readers of all ages and literary appetites. This year's schedule includes over 200 presenters on 14 stages.
Andrew Forbes and K.D. Miller have suites of short stories, sharing the same lonely tone, exploring later age, interpersonal justices and injustices, art, nature, and the rest.
“These stories are elemental, wise, and beautiful.”—Alexander MacLeod, Scotiabank Giller Prize-nominated author of Light Lifting
The stories in Lands and Forests survey the emotional landscapes of women and men whose lives, though rooted deeply in the land and their small communities, are still rocked by great cultural change. These are raw, honest character studies reminiscent of the work of Alexander MacLeod and Lisa Moore, but with a style and energy all their own. (Invisible Publishing)
Andrew Forbes was the 2019 Margaret Laurence Fellow at Trent University. His story collection What You Need was shortlisted for the 2016 Trillium Book Award. The Utility of Boredom: Baseball Essays is currently in its fourth printing. Lands and Forests is his third book with Invisible Publishing.
Inspired by the work of Alex Colville, the linked stories in K.D. Miller’s Late Breaking form a suite of portraits that evoke the paintings’ looming atmospheres and uncanny stillness while traveling deeply into their subjects’ vividly imagined lives. Throughout, the collection bears witness to the vulnerability of the elder heart, revealing that love, sex, and heartbreak are not only the domain of the young, and deftly rendering the conflicts that divide us and the ties that bind. (Biblioasis)
K.D. Miller’s last book All Saints, was shortlisted for the 2014 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize and longlisted for the 2014 Frank O’Connor Award. She lives and writes in Toronto.