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Claire Battershill

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The writer and professor of literature at the University of Reading, Claire Battershill talks about her first book, the recently published short story collection, Circus (McClelland & Stewart, 2014), with Joseph Planta.

Circus by Claire Battershill (McClelland & Stewart, 2014).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Circus

Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Claire Battershill was in town last week for an appearance with the Vancouver Writer’s Festival, and joins me now. She’s just published a new short story collection, her first book: Circus. I’ll ask her about the nine stories in the book, writing, and more. Claire Battershill was born and raised in Dawson Creek, British Columbia, and has lived here in Vancouver, in Victoria, and Toronto. She now lives in London, where she teaches at the University of Reading. She won the 2008 CBC Literary Award for Short Fiction, for the title story in this book, and was named the co-winner of the 2013 Canadian Authors Association’s Emerging Writer Award. She was a Junior Fellow and apprentice printer at Massey College. Visit www.clairebattershill.com for more. The book is published by McClelland & Stewart. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Claire Battershill; Dr. Battershill, good morning.