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Sarah Meehan Sirk

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The writer and broadcaster Sarah Meehan Sirk discusses her debut short story collection The Dead Husband Project (Doubleday, 2017), writing, motherhood and more, with Joseph Planta.

The Dead Husband Project by Sarah Meehan Sirk (Doubleday, 2017).

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

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

Sarah Meehan Sirk is getting some tremendous notices for her debut collection of short stories, The Dead Husband Project. Her writing has been compared to Barbara Gowdy and Margaret Atwood. I talked to her about a month ago just as the book was published, and we reflected on her writing, the various themes that she touches upon such as relationships, fear, life itself. We also talk about motherhood and how that’s affected her life and her writing. She’s working on a new novel now, and we talked about the writing process, whether it’s short stories or a novel. Sarah Meehan Sirk is a writer, producer and broadcaster. She was the host of the CBC Radio One series Stripped and was a producer on Q, DNTO, and Day 6. Her writing has appeared in the New Quarterly, PRISM international, Room, Joyland, Taddle Creek, and in Journey Prize Stories. She’s worked in television too, nominated for a Gemini. @smsirk is the Twitter handle. This collection is published by Doubleday. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto this past August, Sarah Meehan Sirk; Ms. Sirk, good morning.