IN PROGRESS by Catharine Leggett

 

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We here at Hidden River Arts are thrilled to celebrate the year anniversary of the publication of IN PROGRESS by Catharine Leggett, which won our fifth annual Eludia Award.

Catharine’s short stories have appeared in the anthologies The Reading Place, Slow the Pace, Lose Yourself, The Empty Nest, Law & Disorder, Best New Writing 2014, as well as in the journals Room, Event, The New Quarterly, Canadian Author, and The Antigonish Review. Other stories have appeared online in paperbytes, Per Contra, and Margin: Exploring Modern Magical Realism, as well as on CBC Radio. The Eludia Award brings with it a $1,000 cash prize and publication on our Sowilo Press imprint.  Shortly after winning our award, Catharine learned that her novel, The Way to Go Home, was accepted for publication with Urban Farmhouse Press. This wonderful novel is also now out in the world. She lives in London, Ontario, Canada and taught creative writing in the continuing studies program for Western University.

The Emigrant and Other Stories, our sixth Eludia Award winner, by Justine Dymond, is scheduled for publication in late 2020/early 2021, having been delayed a bit due to COVID-19.

The Eludia Award is given yearly as a first-book award, for a book-length work of fiction (either a short story collection or a novel) by a woman writer, age 40 or above. It carries a cash award of $1,000 and publication by Sowilo Press, an imprint of Hidden River Publishing. The next cycle of submissions opens August 15, 2020 and closes March 15, 2021.

In Progress is available at

AbeBooks
, Powell’s, Barnes and Noble, Amazon, BookShop.org

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Orla McAlinden, Author of The Accidental Wife, Receives Much Acclaim in Ireland

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Our latest author and winner of third annual Eludia Award, Orla McAlinden, has been receiving what seems to be endless praise for collection of stories, out on our Sowilo Press, The Accidental Wife. The latest is the prestigious Irish Book Awards honor of Best Short Story of the Year for her story “The Visit”, a story from her Accidental Wife collection.

This week’s interview with Orla has her discussing her life before taking up writing, and what has happened to her world since.

The Accidental Wife is a collection of inter-related stories about Northern Ireland during the time of The Troubles. Hailed as one of the best books of 2016, McAlinden is being recognized as an important new voice among Irish writers. Since we here at Hidden River in the U.S. recognized Orla’s talent when we awarded her our Eludia Award, it would appear she is also an important new voice across the Atlantic here in the U.S., as well.

The Accidental Wife is available here in the U.S. on Amazon, Abe’s Books, Barnes and Noble, Powell’s. In the UK, it is carried by Kenny’s and ships free worldwide.