All the Latest on Strangers
Stopping for Strangers is on the Shortlist for the Danuta Gleed Award. The Jury called the Stopping for Strangers, “… an impressive first book.” Visit the shortlist press release for more. Congratulations to all the excellent authors on the shortlist!
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/
Article in Home Town Paper: The Kingston Whig Standard
“Author and Kingston native Daniel Griffin is among the nation’s best when it comes to short story writing.”
Interview at Latitude Drifts
A conversation with poet Shelley Banks on writing, short stories, voice and the days before Stopping for Strangers was a book. Visit latitudedrifts.blogspot.ca
Review in the Globe and Mail
“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: a core of character, of an exchange of words, of a scene, a story. He gets, as many a new writer does not, that the less an author says, the more the reader can enter, must enter, the process of imagining.”
The Winnipeg Review
“Short stories, when they are done well, are among the most rewarding and illuminating forms of literature you can read. Daniel Griffin’s first collection, Stopping for Strangers, is filled with this kind of short story.”
Interview on People First Radio
An interview about family, books and where stories come from….
“His writing is concise, unembellished and–in the best sense of the word–restrained.”
Review on Literary Thunderbay Blog
“Daniel Griffin is a new talent and one to watch. He has set his writing pulse in synch with family life and produced insightful stories that zing on the page.”
Review on Pickle Me This:
“The stories in Daniel Griffin’s collection Stopping for Strangers are the kind of of stories that will annoy people who think that they don’t like short stories.” To read the review, visit: http://www.picklemethis.com/2012/01/31/stopping-for-strangers-by-daniel-griffin/
Review on Book Club Buddy where Brenda Brooks notes “There are plenty of car trips and almost as many guns” http://www.bookclubbuddy.com/2012/01/stopping-for-strangers-reviewed-by-brenda-brooks/
Guest Blog on GailAnderson-Dargatz.ca
Gail invited me to post a guest blog about the writing of Stopping For Strangers. You can read it at http://www.gailanderson-dargatz.ca/cms/index.php/guest-blogs/76-daniel-griffin
Interview with the Danforth Review.
They asked me to pick my favourite story from Stopping for Strangers. Ouch. Tough question. http://thedanforthreview.blogspot.com/2012/01/interview-daniel-griffin.html
Book Launch in Victoria BC, Jan 19, 7PM
Thank you to all who came to the booklaunch and braved Victoria’s rare snowy weather to be there. For some pictures from the evening visit www.danielgriffin.ca/book-launch.
Globe and Mail Profile:
“Mr. Griffin’s writing deserves a wide audience.”
Read Tom Hawthorn’s full article in January 16th’s BC edition
Bookclubbuddy.com was Daniel first virtual tour stop. Visit http://www.bookclubbuddy.com/2012/01/daniel-griffin-on-stopping-for-strangers/ to read the interview.
Amy Reiswig on Stopping for Strangers: “In sparse, unemotional, documentary realism, Griffin approaches the disturbing and fascinating places all around and within us…”
Montreal Review of Books Feature:
Joel Yanofsky talks to Daniel Griffin about finding surprise and amazement in ordinary moments “Stopping for Strangers: Doing more with Less.”