A look at the world of short fiction with--we are told--a Canadian slant. So far the big-guns, but perhaps we'll have evidence of a healthy range of practitioners in Canada. I've been wanting to do an anthology of Canadian fiction for some time now, thinking about it for a non-Canadian audience which is a useful exercise. Last year I wrote an essay on Canadian fiction for a literary journal in Paris--it only appeared in French alas. But for my own part I've been so incredibly bored by short fiction in Canada that I find it difficult to comment, and impossible to read. I try, I do try.

But perhaps I just need lunch?