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Shawn Syms

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Shawn Syms has written about culture, politics, gender and sexuality for the past 24 years. His essays and stories have appeared in 5 anthologies and his literary short fiction was shortlisted for the Journey Prize in 2009. His writing has appeared in over 50 publications, among them Spacing, The Globe and Mail, the National Post, The Rumpus and The Collagist. ...more

Average rating: 4.04 · 68 ratings · 23 reviews · 6 distinct works · Similar authors
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I was happy to recently be asked to blurb the latest novel by mystery writer Liz Bugg, called Yellow Vengeance.

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Liz Bugg displays great capacity for suspense, humour, as well as tragedy in this absorbing novel. Yellow Vengeance is at once a classic mystery with a tenacious and loveable private investigator at its heart — and a modern and moving meditation on the meani...
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Kinda Sorta American Dream presents a vivid tableau of survivalists and survivors, infidels and ghosts. Steve Karas sensitively captures the current moment through resonant characters caught between a tarnished past and an unknowable, uncertain futur ...more
Nothing Looks Familiar by Shawn Syms
" a quick read, but I just couldn't get into the stories. Maybe just not my thing, but sometimes I felt like the stories were trying for shock value. As a little I really didn't like the "man woman and a baby" story that depicted an adult baby in w..." Read more of this review »
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"I won't go out with another man on the killing floor," says Wanda, the narrator of 'On the Line,' in the opening line of Shawn Sym's debut collection Nothing Looks Familiar. "I can't s..." Read more of this review »
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