A-R International: Darcie Friesen Hossack

Books: Publishing, Reading, Writing

Darcie Friesen Hossack
Authors-Readers International

Darcie Friesen Hossack is a graduate of the Humber School for Writers where she studied under Giller Finalist Sandra Birdsell.

Darcie has been a food columnist for the Kelowna Daily Courier and Kamloops This Week as well as The Prairie Post,thepeartree.ca, Calgary Beacon and Surrey Beacon. Darcie’s first book of short fictions, Mennonites Don’t Dance, was published by Thistledown Press in September 2010. As the book was being completed, Susan Musgrave was Darcie’s editor, helping to weed out the flowers (the dandelions stayed). Mennonites Don’t Dance was shortlisted for the 2011 Commonwealth Prize and was a runner-up for the 2011 Danuta Gleed Literary Award.

Individual stories published before the book include “Ashes,” which appeared in Half in the Sun: anthology of Mennonite writing (Ronsdale Press), edited by Mennonite poet Elsie K. Neufeld. “Loft” was printed by Rhubarb magazine in January ’08…

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