Monday, July 22, 2013

The Fiddlehead's Summer Fiction Issue

Contributors and subscribers should be finding our summer fiction issue in their mailboxes across the country (and internationally) very soon.

This issue features stories by F.W. Birt, Craig Davidson, Jann Everard, Raymond Fraser, Hugh Graham, R.W Gray, Amy Jones, Mike McCormack, Eoin McNamee, Mary O'Donnell, Margaret Sweatman, Celia Thompson, J.M. Villaverde, Wickliffe Walker, Daniel Woodrell, and Clea Young.

Look for details soon about a launch here in Fredericton.

And while we're on the topic of fiction, our fiction editors have been very busy. Not only did fiction editor Mark Anthony Jarman provide the photograph that graces the cover of our summer issue, but earlier this year, he read a few times while over in Europe. He read at the Crescent Arts Centre while staying at the Seamus Heaney Centre in Belfast. And he gave a reading at the UCD Centre for Canadian Studies as part of their Distinguished Lecture Series. Here are those details along with a photo:

"The UCD Centre for Canadian Studies’ fortnightly Distinguished Lecture Series for 2013, funded by an award from the UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies, has been showcasing the wealth of expertise among UCD’s academic staff in the subject area. With active support from the Canadian Embassy in Ireland, an array of visiting Canadian speakers have also contributed to this successful lecture series, the first part of which culminated on 22 April with the Canadian author, Mark A Jarman, reading from his most recent book of short stories, My White Planet, and his earlier travel book, Ireland’s Eye, which reflects upon contemporary Irish society and culture from the visitor’s perspective."

Pictured at the UCD Centre for Canadian Studies Distinguished Lecture Series in April 2013 were His Excellency Loyola Hearn, Ambassador of Canada to Ireland; Professor Maeve Conrick, Principal, UCD College of Arts and Celtic Studies; Mark A Jarman, Canadian author and academic, University of New Brunswick, Canada; and Professor Margaret Kelleher, Chair of Anglo-Irish Literature and Drama, UCD School of English, Drama and Film.
Jarman also has pieces published in three other current equally fine magazines, including Prairie Fire (placing second in their fiction contest), CNQ, and Descant.