Written by Russell Wangersky
Publication Date August 31, 2013
A new short story from 2012 Scotiabank-Giller Prize finalist Russell Wangersky.
In his first published short story since his critically acclaimed collection, Whirl Away, Russell Wangersky returns with a story about a lonely, ill old man, who is living alone in his house. Sick in bed for three days, Arthur Simmons ponders life, living and the sometimes difficult relationships he has with family members. The last of his generation, Simmons is both stubborn and desperate -- a quietly explosive mix.
Russell Wangersky is critically acclaimed writer whose most recent short story collection, Whirl Away, was a finalist for the Scotiabank-Giller Prize. He has also won the British Columbia National Award for Non-Fiction (Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself)), the BMO Winterset Award (The Glass Harmonica) and has been nominated for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize (The Hour of Bad Decisions). He is a newspaper editor and columnist based in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Russell Wangersky is a writer, editor, and columnist from St. John’s, Newfoundland. His five books include Whirl Away, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and winner of the Thomas Head Raddall Award for Fiction, Burning Down the House: Fighting Fires and Losing Myself, a memoir of his years as a volunteer firefighter, which was a Globe and Mail Top 100 Book, won the BC National Award for Nonfiction, the Edna Staebler Non-Fiction Award, and The Glass Harmonica winner of the BMO Winterset Award. He works at the St. John’s Telegram as the editorial page editor.