The eloquent and brainy Steven Beattie reviews “Adoro Te Devote” from the Stoop City collection. I say ‘reviews’ but really this piece is more thoughtful than most book reviews; it’s a deeper dive into the […]
Big juicy thanks to award-winning author, broadcaster and performing & recording artist, Christa Couture, for featuring STOOP CITY on the CBC’s The Next Chapter (November 27, 2021). Hear what Christa loves about Stoop City in […]
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.
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.
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.
CBC Books March 27, 2020 Tarry This Night by Kristyn Dunnion Kristyn Dunnion’s book Tarry This Night is a dystopian novel in which a new civil war has broken out in the U.S. (Liz Marshall/Arsenal Pulp […]
“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 […]