Off the Record (Paperback)
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Editor John Metcalf has inspired, challenged, and championed countless writers over his long career. In Off the Record, he encourages six to reveal what one rarely discusses in polite society: how they became writers instead of radio announcers or cabinet makers. The essays collected here, each accompanied by a short story, oﬀer fascinating insight into the relationships between writers, their editors, and their ﬁction.
Off the Record brings together work by six noted Canadian writers, among them the winners of the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize, the Butler Book Prize, and the Marian Engel Award: Caroline Adderson, Kristyn Dunnion, Cynthia Flood, Shaena Lambert, Elise Levine, and Kathy Page. Their essays are candid, moving, and surprisingly relatable-providing plenty of inspiration for those among us who want to write.