Prizes
Stopping for Strangers is on the shortlist for the ReLit Award for Short Fiction! Earlier in the year, Stopping for Strangers won Runner Up for the Danuta Gleed award and was on the Long list for the Frank O’Connor Award.


Praise
“This fine fine collection evokes echoes of the plain and piercing voice of Raymond Carver. These stories upended me: they are strong, surprising and full of heart. The size of the soul looms large in Daniel Griffin’s writing.”

— David Bergen, Giller Prize winning author of The Time in Between

“Griffin’s at his best when he explores the intricacies and heartaches of family relationship and crisis. Here, in Stopping for Strangers, I believe we’re witnessing the emergence of a future master. ”

—Gail Anderson-Dargatz, best selling author of The Cure for Death by Lightning

“It only takes a page or two to conclude that Daniel Griffin values precision – a precision not of meticulous detail, but of economy, of the extraneous shorn away until a vital core is reached”

—Jim Bartley, Review in The Globe and Mail

Stopping for Strangers is the finest debut collection of short fiction I have read since Alexander MacLeod’s Light Lifting in 2010: My praise doesn’t get any higher than that.”

—Robert Wiersema in the Victoria Times-Colonist

Stopping for Strangers is an usually accomplished first collection, featuring stories at once honed and expansive, where precise, direct language masks incisive emotional complexity and stark psychological depth.”

—David Berry in The National Post

News about Strangers


Thanks to everyone who attend a reading from The 2012 Stopping for Strangers Tour

Interview in the National Post:

"Stopping for Strangers is an usually accomplished first collection, featuring stories at once honed and expansive, where precise, direct language masks incisive emotional complexity and stark psychological depth."

Read the interview on http://arts.nationalpost.com/2012/05/15/qa-daniel-griffin-on-stopping-for-strangers/

Globe & Mail Review

Less is more in these sparkling stories http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/arts/books/stopping-for-strangers-by-daniel-griffin/article2366697/

Ottawa Citizen Feature

"His writing is concise, unembellished and--in the best sense of the word--restrained." http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Award+nominee+tells+powerful+stories/6619950/story.html

Globe and Mail Profile

  "Mr. Griffin’s writing deserves a wide audience." Read the article in Jan 16th's Globe.

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