74 Don't Fence Me In
If an author finds success in one genre, readers often wonder if he or she can move outside its bonds and be successful in another. This afternoon three authors show us how it’s done. Anne Fleming is best known for her fiction, but this year she’s published her first collection of poetry. Katherena Vermette won the Governor General’s Award for poetry in 2013. Now she’s turned her hand to fiction with The Break, a novel about a Métis-Anishnaabe family in Winnipeg’s North End. And Andrew Westoll, winner of the 2012 RBC Taylor Prize, describes his transition from non-fiction to fiction as “relatively seamless.” And Billie Livingston moves between short and long form fiction, children's literature and poetry, as the content demands.