Unexpected fictions: new Icelandic Canadian writing

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Turnstone Press, 1989 - Literary Collections - 98 pages
These nine short stories are written by well-known authors such as W.D. Valgardson, Martha Brooks, David Arnason, Kristjana Gunnars and Betty Jane Wylie. The collection showcases the work of the prairie Icelandic community and is wide-ranging, contemporary, and highly entertaining. The fictions are sometimes comic and sometimes melancholy, in the best tradition of a 'round of storytelling.' Gunnars' introduction raises questions about the function of fiction and the issues of ethnic writing.

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About the author (1989)

Kristjana Gunnars has received the George Bugnet Award for fiction; the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for poetry; and the McNally Robinson Award for fiction. She's been nominated for the Books in Canada/Smith Books First Novel Award, and the Governor General's Award for non-fiction. She has taught at the University of Alberta and Okanagan College.