STOOP CITY wins ReLit Award for Fiction 2021!
Thank you, ReLit Awards, for honouring STOOP CITY in the category of short fiction, 2021. I’m utterly entranced by the prize … the coveted ReLit ring designed by Christopher Kearney of Newfoundland. Each of the four moveable dials are struck with the entire alphabet, so I will be spelling out A LOT of four-letter words, henceforth. Dear Reader, if you haven’t picked up a copy of my feral toddler, Stoop City, please do! Winter is coming and these funny, heartbreaking and rebellious stories need in from the cold. Find them at or order from your local independent bookstore, or directly
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Ontario Arts Council Supports Working Artists
Heartfelt thanks to www.arts.on.ca , its hardworking staff, the jury members and readers at independent Ontario based publishers. I’m pleased and humbled to acknowledge OAC funding from the Recommender Grants for Writers Project as well as the Literary Creation Projects. This encouragement will help me take a little time away from frontline work in the community mental health field in order to focus on new writing: I’m incredibly grateful for the opportunity. A lot of behind-the-scenes work goes into each grant application call – and every applicant, whether awarded or not, invests a great deal of time and energy working
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New story published in Orca: A Literary Journal
Thank you to Orca: A Literary Journal for publishing the middle-aged angsty gay bear story, “Carnie Love Tug.” Sneak a peak below, and consider ordering a PDF copy of the whole issue for a modest $4 USD, or a gorgeous full colour print copy for $11.99 USD (+ shipping). Lots of great work from international writers in this issue!https://orcalit.com/carny-love-tug/ #publications #Orca #queercanadianliterature
Prairie Fire Review of Stoop City
Thank you to Lucian Childs and Prairie Fire Magazine for the kind review of Stoop City. Check it out right here!https://www.prairiefire.ca/stoop-city-by-kristyn-dunnion/
That Shakespearean Rag Reviews “Adoro Te Devote” from Stoop City
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 story’s exploration of Faith and the Sacred. Let’s just say that Steven Beattie GETS IT. The world is a less lonely place as a result. XOhttps://www.shakespeareanrag.com/31-days-of-stories-2021-day-2-adoro-te-devote-by-kristyn-dunnion/
Christa Couture talks STOOP CITY on CBC’s The Next Chapter
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 this scrumptious sound bite:https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-67-the-next-chapter/clip/15880822-bedside-books-christa-couture-book-shes-reading-right
River Volta Review of Books
Thank you to Gunnar Ohberg, MFA Candidate at the University of Saskatchewan, for interviewing me in River Volta Review of Books. Check it out here …..https://rivervoltareview.com/category/interviews
All Lit Up: Tell us a little about your book and how it came to be
Kristyn Dunnion joins us in the Indie Reading Room with her latest Stoop City (Biblioasis), a collection of stories that’s at once dark and funny and wholly absorbing about a gentrifying west-Toronto neighbourhood and a cast of characters down on their luck.
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GET LIT on CFMU-FM
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 acceptance, the deep magic of city living and the gritty realism of ghosts. https://cfmu.ca/episodes/23237-get-lit-episode-for-2020-10-15