Interviews & News Bites

The National Magazine Awards catches up with me on Off the Page, with Sierra Skye Gemma.

An Interview with PRISM’s Executive Editor Sierra Skye Gemma reveals my darkest literary secrets on the PRISM international blog.

Trevor Corkum interviews me about my National Magazine Award win and writing truthfully in Introducing Canada’s Best New Magazine Writer – Sierra Skye Gemma.

The National Magazine Awards’ post about my Best New Magazine Writer award.

The National Magazine Awards judges had this to say about my nomination for Best New Magazine Writer: “With a fresh voice and a strong command of style and structure, Sierra Skye Gemma digs ever deeper into the story of a lost life, writing with both edginess and verve in this meditation on the process of grieving. A terrific example of personal exposition, her story is powerful and lasting.” Learn about the award here.

Will Johnson explains Writer Karma and how I stockpiled some of that good stuff.

“Sierra Skye Gemma won our 2012 Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest for ‘The Wrong Way,’ a trenchant critique of conventional grief theory using powerful family stories that enlighten and unnerve.”  Read the rest of The Wrong Way: A Conversation with Sierra Skye Gemma, Susan Scott’s interview with me on The New Quarterly blog.

Our Favourite Books of 2012: A Blast From the Past is a short piece on my favourite read of the year.

Who’s Reading What —a brief round-up of the writers of TNQ’s 124th Issue and their reads-in-progress.

Lessons from the Personal Essay Contest Meeting is an article on how and why the winning essay was chosen (the winning essay was later revealed to be my piece “The Wrong Way”).

This Week’s Featured Vancouverite: Sierra Skye Gemma—Ehren Seeland’s interview with me on Inside Vancouver.

Sierra Skye Gemma, November 2013.

Sierra Skye Gemma, November 2013.