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Confidence by Russell Smith

Russell Smith’s stories are full of the kinds of people and events that I don’t usually enjoy reading about, and almost none of his characters are likeable. 750 more words

Canadian Lit

Russell Smith tells the secrets of the city in Confidence

Russell Smith easily picks his favourite scene in Confidence, his collection of short stories released in May of this year, and since nominated for both the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers Trust prize for fiction. 730 more words



Confidence, a darkly humorous and urbane story collection, by Russell Smith has been shortlisted for The 2015 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. Big congratulations, Russell! 6 more words

Awards & Nominations

Southwest clinches playoff spot

Green Bay Southwest took care of business early, exploding for 38 points in the second quarter en route to a 52-14 victory over Sheboygan South on Friday. 2,284 more words


Celebrate Biblioasis!

So great when everyone’s favourite small press comes up the middle and wins. Biblioasis, an 11-year-old press from Windsor, ON, has three books on this year’s Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist: Anakana Schofield’s ‘Martin John’; Samuel Archibald’s ‘Arvida’; Russell Smith’s ‘Confidence’. 8 more words


Writers vie for $25,000 prize

Andre Alexis, Elizabeth Hay and Russell Smith are among the authors shortlisted for the $25,000 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize.

The Trinidad-born, Ottawa-bred Alexis makes the cut with Fifteen Dogs (Coach House Books), also longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. 63 more words


André Alexis and Russell Smith are finalists for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

The Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize annually awards one winner $25,000. The finalists for this year’s prize were announced Tuesday morning in Toronto.

André Alexis saw his second nomination for the prize in as many years, following up his previous novel, Pastoral with Fifteen Dogs (Coach House Books), which is also long listed for this year’s Giller Prize. 94 more words