Now in its 48th year, Best Canadian Stories has long championed the short story form and highlighted the work of many of the writers, throughout their respective careers, who have gone on to shape the Canadian literary canon. Caroline Adderson, Margaret Atwood, Clark Blaise, Lynn Coady, Mavis Gallant, Zsuzsi Gartner, Douglas Glover, Steven Heighton, Isabel Huggan, Mark Anthony Jarman, Norman Levine, Rohinton Mistry, Alice Munro, Leon Rooke, Diane Schoemperlen, Russell Smith, Linda Svendsen, Kathleen Winter, and many others have appeared in its pages over the years and decades, making Best Canadian Stories the go-to source for what’s new in Canadian fiction writing for close to five decades. A continuation of not only a series, but a legacy in Canadian letters.
Praise for Best Canadian Stories
“The arrival, late in the fall each year, of [this] collection is always cause for fanfare.” —Quill & Quire
“The legacy of this series is massive… a literary institution.” —Ottawa Citizen
Praise for Russell Smith
“A poisonously funny portrait of the so-hip-it-hurts fashion, food, and bar scene.” —Maclean’s
“Smith, a long-time Globe and Mail columnist, is a gifted anthropologist of the urbane. Those gifts are on full display throughout Confidence.” —The Globe and Mail