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Johanna Skibsrud

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The author and 2010 Giller Prize winner Johanna Skibsrud talks to Joseph Planta about her new short story collection, This Will Be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories (Hamish Hamilton, 2011).


This Will be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories by Johanna Skibsrud. (Hamish Hamilton, 2011)

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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

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

Johanna Skibsrud joins me again. She’s got a new book out, a short story collection, This Will be Difficult to Explain and Other Stories. There are nine short stories in this collection that are described as ‘wise and querying.’ We’ll talk about what’s in this book and more. It’s been a busy year for Ms. Skibsrud. Nearly a year ago now, she won the 2010 Scotiabank Giller Prize for her first novel The Sentimentalists. As well, she’s criss-crossed the country promoting that book, and this one now too. She’s also previously published two collections of poetry. This new book is published by Hamish Hamilton. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, Johanna Skibsrud; Good morning, Ms. Skibsrud.

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