Join us for the second Short Suites reading series where you can sample new or forthcoming work from some of Vancouver’s most exciting writers. This season, it’s a fiction appy plate, with Brett Josef Grubisic, Grant Buday, and our own Janine Alyson Young who will read from her new short fiction collection. We will also introduce you to Chelsea Rooney whose debut novel comes out with Caitlin this fall.
Praise for Hideout Hotel:
The stories in Hideout Hotel are sharp evocations of women we so rarely see in literature. Janine Alyson Young’s characters are strong and weak at once, certain and confused at once, and always compelling. A very strong debut collection from a very talented writer.
— Steven Galloway, author of The Celllist of Sarajevo
Janine Young’s debut collection is a stunner. She writes of women alone in a harsh, gorgeous world: alone with children, with lovers, with
siblings and friends. Each story has an eery, lit-from-within quality, utterly without false sentiment, utterly captivating.
—Annabel Lyon, author of The Sweet Girl