It won’t get you through the rub of the season, darlings, but here, allow me to purr at you a little. A reading of “Smiley” the 2014 CBC Literary Award winner, as recorded by Anne Malcolm, Montreal, 2014:
I am delighted to announce that I’ve been short-listed for the CBC Literary Award (there were a staggering 3200 entries). You can click through from this link to find the 5 short-listed stories (word count a strict 1500) along with interviews with each writer, and you can vote for your favourite if you’re inclined to that sort of thing. The winner will be announced in late March.
I won this award in 2003 with my short fiction “The Lost Boy.”
(Link didn’t link, but hopefully now it works.)