If you happen to be in San Francisco, California, hit up STRUT, the Foglifter Launch Party Extravaganza for Volume 3 Issue 2 …. Saturday November 10, 2018 at 470 Castro Street Bubbly and dancefloor extremism […]
Tarry This Night (Arsenal Pulp Press) makes the longlist for the 2018 Sunburst Award For Excellence in Canadian Literature of the Fantastic! I am totally stoked and humbled to have this book included in such incredible company. Check out the full list and please, read all of these exceptional books. Short List will be announced at the end of June.
Some of Canada’s most relevant and exciting authors head to Hamilton next week for the annual Grit Lit Festival! Check out the likes of Tanya Talaga (Seven Fallen Feathers), Casey Plett (Little Fish), Kerri Sakamoto […]
“Set in a not-so-distant future and broaching many of the themes currently in the news—political polarization, nuclear warfare, gender inequity, religious extremism, climate change—this carefully crafted, suspenseful novel is a reminder of just how awful […]
Here I am, all Dolled up with the talented and precocious Professor Keith Cole at FADO’s Valley of the Dolls Commencement Ceremony. Photo Credit: Henry Chan An excerpt from my Keynote Address: “My Kindest advice […]
The charming and talented Rob McLennan asks 12 or 20 questions, and I try to answer! http://robmclennan.blogspot.ca/2018/02/12-or-20-second-series-questions-with_14.html
Join the Queen of the Lady Monsters, Sandra Kasturi, at ChiSeries, a monthly reading event featuring Sci Fi, Fantasy and Horror. I’ll be reading alongside James Alan Gardner, Stephen Michell and Gary Thomas Morse, with […]
By Sarah Murdoch January 12, 2018 Toronto Star Tarry This Night, Kristyn Dunnion, Arsenal Pulp This vividly imagined dystopian novel, set in the near future, unfolds over the course of a few days. A dwindling […]
Author: Alyssa Greene
November 27, 2017
Since the 2016 U.S. presidential election, dystopian fiction has been on our minds. Of course, utopias and dystopias have long been a part of literature and cinema, responding to contemporary politics by imagining their repercussions for the future. But dystopian fiction played an important role in mediating the transformation of American political culture in 2017, with classics like George Orwell’s 1984 skyrocketing up the New York Times bestseller list, Hulu’s timely adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, and the rediscovery of It Can’t Happen Here, Sinclair Lewis’ cautionary tale of fascism coming to America. All of this has inspired a robust conversation within literary communities about how to make sense of this turn to the dystopian, and where to find the potential for resistance and protest in a form that, on the surface, seems radically pessimistic.
Tarry This Night is 100% “Bitch Approved” and makes their November Must Read short list. Says Evette Dionne, Senior Editor at Bitch Media, “Kristyn Dunnion capitalizes on [cult] fascination in her eerie novel, Tarry This […]