Canada, which has produced two of the world's best writers of short fiction, Alice Munro and Mavis Gallant, is still serving them up hot. Toronto's Rebecca Rosenblum, whose short fiction is featured in the current issue of The New Quarterly, won the 2008 Metcalf-Rooke Award for her short story collection Once. Named one of Quill & Quire’s 2008 15 Books That Mattered, Once also got Rosenblum dubbed "Canlit Rookie of the Year" by Maclean's. Rosenblum's fiction has been short-listed for the Journey Prize, the National Magazine Awards and the Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and long-listed for the Relit Award.
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Listen to excerpts from two of Rebecca Rosenblum's short stories: Christmas with My Mother, narrated by Janet Russell and The Weatherboy, narrated by Gerard Whalen. These stories can be purchased individually as downloads, and are also included on Rattling Books' EarLit Shorts 4 CD, which features a selection of stories by talented Canadian writers.