CBC Books · Posted: April 07, 2021
After a four-year hiatus, the ReLit Awards have returned. The ReLit Awards honour the best Canadian books published by independent presses. There are three categories: novel, short fiction and poetry.
The heroines in Dunnion’s defiant collection offer refreshingly blunt observations about the world around them, in settings alternating between the gritty and the fantastical.
Please join me Tuesday, January 19th, 2021 from 7 pm -8 pm for a lively discussion of my recent story collection, STOOP CITY, one of the Globe & Mail’s most anticipated Fall books. Leading the […]
What an assured and attractively variegated collection of stories. Set in Toronto and small-town southern Ontario, Kristyn Dunnion’s 13 short pieces are marvellous feats of pacing and styling bolstered by vibrant characterization and enviable turns of phrase.
Stoop City is featured in ALL LIT UP’s Indie Reading Room! Check it out for a cute Q&A, a live-recorded reading on All Lit Up’s IG account, and a generous 20% off copies of Stoop […]
Jamie Tennant interviews me for GET LIT, his weekly podcast and radio show on CFMU-FM. We talk about the emotional but not necessarily financial rewards of the writing life, writing for social change vs social […]
cfmu.ca • Podcast interview with Kristyn Dunnion by Jamie Tennant
XTRA* Magazine / Casey Plett • Posted: September 21, 2020
Kristyn Dunnion’s new story collection “Stoop City” blooms with characters down on their luck.
Smoothing linens with military precision is an unsung tradition in the janitorial arts. A properly made bed can console the itinerant, the broken-hearted, the homeless. Staging properties, she has learned over the years, is mostly about subtraction, about deleting personal history, something she takes very seriously. She continues to take things away with total exactitude, one after the other, until a purity in openness emerges, a balancing of light and air and material objects set in space; the lie of neutrality. This is the soothing of wounds, when complete; the calming of sorrows. Progress and satisfaction, here on earth.