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Casey Plett: cover story in Quill and Quire

Casey Plett: cover story in Quill and Quire

By Arsenal Pulp Date: August 18, 2021 Tags: Casey Plett, A Dream of a Woman, Little Fish

Award-winning writer Casey Plett is featured on the cover of the September 2021 issue of Quill and Quire, in which she talks about her new story collection A Dream of a Woman.

In talking about the protagonist of "Enough Trouble," one of the stories in the collection, Casey says: "Where I grew up in Manitoba, as well as Oregon, both discouraged key parts of myself in their own ways, but both places also made me who I am. Gemma’s upbringing was homophobic and transphobic and this was traumatic, yes, but part of her upbringing was also moving and gentle and filled with grace. Gemma and I have different life histories. But I do feel the same way about my own experiences."

Casey also talks about the impact of winning the $60,000 Amazon Canada First Novel Award for her 2018 book Little Fish, as well as her latest venture, LittlePuss Press, which she recently launched with writer Cat Fitzpatrick.

You can read the article here.