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Kenneth J Harvey

paul daly The Globe and Mail

Drumroll, Maestro!

Thanks to the admirable assiduosity and audacity of Kenneth J. Harvey, Canada's controversial curmudgeonly sweetheart (who happens to be one of our finest fictionalists, BTW), we at In Other Words happily present the 2011 ReLit Shortlist for your food-for-thought chewing and viewing pleasure (with an interview featuring the feisty Newfie to follow early next week concerning rings, strings, details and alternative things):


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  • The Cube People, Christian McPherson (Nightwood)
  • Book, Ken Sparling (Pedlar)
  • Blood Relatives, Craig Francis Power (Pedlar)
  • The Find, Kathy Page (McArthur & Co)
  • Krakow Melt, Daniel Allen Cox (Arsenal Pulp)
  • The Goon, Jerrod Edson (Oberon)
  • The Bourgeois Empire, Evie Christie (ECW)
  • One Bloody Thing After Another, Joey Comeau (ECW)
  • Good Evening, Central Laundromat, Jason Heroux (Quattro)
  • Sweet England, Steve Weiner (New Star)


  • The Devil You Know, Jenn Farrell (Anvil)
  • Ravenna Gets, Tony Burgess (Anvil)
  • I'm a Registered Nurse Not a Whore, Anne Perdue (Insomniac)
  • Bats or Swallows, Teri Vlassopoulos (Invisible)
  • There is No Other, Jonathan Papernick (Exile)
  • Punishing Ugly Children, Darryl Joel Berger (Killick)
  • I Still Don't Even Know You, Michelle Berry (Turnstone)
  • Missed Her, Ivan E. Coyote (Arsenal Pulp)
  • Ronald Reagan, My Father, Brian Joseph Davis (ECW)


  • The Inquisition Years, Jen Currin (Coach House)
  • Sweet, Dani Couture (Pedlar)
  • Every Day in the Morning (Slow), Adam Seelig (New Star)
  • A Good Time Had by All, Meaghan Strimas (Exile)
  • The Good News About Armageddon, Steve McOrmond (Brick)
  • You Know Who You Are, Ian Williams (Wolsak & Wynn)
  • Marimba Forever, Jim Christy (Guernica)

Stay toned :)!

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