“Timber”: a chapbook

My story “Timber” is now a limited edition chapbook available from espresso as of April, 2024. www.espresso-chapbooks.com The story begins with me ripping up the kitchen floor and in the process unearthing memories of my father. “I sat back on my heels and the...

RBC Taylor Prize

All Things Consoled: a daughter’s memoir was a finalist for the 2019 RBC Taylor Prize for Nonfiction. Here’s the jury citation by the three jurors, Camilla Gibb, Roy MacGregor, and Beverley McLachlin: IN THIS BRILLIANT AND HONEST MEMOIR, Elizabeth Hay...

Maclean’s Interview

I very much enjoyed talking to Brian Bethune of Maclean’s magazine about my memoir All Things Consoled. This link will take you there. I should probably correct two small details. My parents were 89, not 88, when my mother’s health fell apart. And she had...

Narrating My Own Books

For a long time I wanted to narrate at least one of my own audio books and now I’ve narrated three. In the fall of 2017, in a studio across the Ottawa River in Aylmer, I spent eight sessions or so in front of a microphone reading my second novel Garbo Laughs. We...

Literary Sofa

Isabel Costello from the Literary Sofa, one of the best fiction blogs in the UK, included His Whole Life in her roundup of the best Spring 2017 titles. Now she has gilded the lily by featuring the novel with a review, several photos, and a posting by me. For the full...