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Sarah Selecky

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Sarah is the author of Radiant Shimmering Light, This Cake Is for the Party, and the founder of the Sarah Selecky Writing School, est. 2011, which is now a creative community of more than 18,000 writers from around the world. She is alumna of Hedgebrook, the Humber School for Writers and The Banff Centre, and graduated from the University of British Columbia with an MFA in Creative Writing.

This Cake was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Prize for Best First Book in Canada and the Caribbean, and it was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor Prize. Kirkus Reviews calls Radiant Shimmering Light “A killer satire . . . [and] a funny, tender, gimlet-eyed dive into the cult of self-improvement.” The novel has been optioned
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As soon as the people start to line their eyelids with glitter and go to holiday parties, I press pause and gear down. This month, I’m just going to be unproductive and enjoy everything. I’ve set an autoresponder on my email that tells people not to expect timely replies. I will be reading, watching TV,... [Read More] Read more of this blog post »
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“Everyone expected that we’d want to try again. But Robin said no, and I understood. And, you know, the world just went on. Our friends’ kids grew up and we all kept making up our lives the way we always did. We turned out okay.”
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