The Vancouver Sun’s Rebecca Wigod lists 5 Canadian authors to watch, among them the “brainy and incisive” Annabel Lyon and Saltspring Island writer Brian Brett.
Annabel, a guest at this fall’s Whistler Readers and Writers Festival, has just completed her first novel (on the heels of two excellent story collections), The Golden Mean, and she will read from it, and speak to it, at the festival’s Friday night Gala, hosted by CBC’s Paul Grant.
Wigod hails Lyon as brainy and incisive, evidenced here in a piece she wrote for Quill and Quire on learning the craft of writing fiction.
The book has been described as “impeccably researched” and “brilliantly told.”
Also on Wigod’s watchlist is Salt Spring Island writer Brian Brett, whose new book Trauma Farm: A Rebel History of Rural Life is coming out from Greystone in September, and plonks Brett fair and square in Michael Pollan terrritory.