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Johanna Skibsrud


Johanna Skibsrud


Reading Friday, 21 September with Stephanie Powell Watts @ 7.15pm
Triskel Christchurch, Tobin Street, Cork


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Johanna Skibsrud is the author of the short fiction collection, This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories (Hamish Hamilton Canada 2011/ William Heinemann 2012), the 2010 Giller Prize winning novel, The Sentimentalists (William Heinemann 2011), recently short-listed for the Commonwealth Book Prize, and two collections of poetry, Late Nights With Wild Cowboys (Gaspereau 2008) and I Do Not Think That I Could Love A Human Being (Gaspereau 2010). Originally from Nova Scotia, Canada, Johanna currently lives in Tucson, Arizona where she is working on a second novel.

This Will Be Difficult To Explain And Other Stories is every bit as wise, poetic and probing as The Sentimentalists. Characters find themselves embedded in great – often tragically comic – misunderstandings, grappling to communicate with each other while fighting through the fog of their limited perspectives.  – Now (Toronto)



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Johanna Skibsrud home page

Article on Skibsrud's writing in the Globe & Mail

Review of The Sentimentalists in the Guardian




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