Brent van Staalduinen, winner of the 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize, continues his prolific output with a new YA novel, Nothing But Life, which was published a week ago. The novel follows teenage Dills as he tries to deal with his family’s involvement in a horrific crime.
The novel, the Canadian writer’s second in six months and third overall, is having a virtual launch event on Thursday February 25th at 8.00pm EST (Canada). The event will also be raising funds in support of the Kids Help Phone, a Canadian charity that provides help and support for children.
Bestselling author, Roz Nay, says of the novel: “Capturing perfectly the tender chaos of adolescence, Nothing but Life grabs you by the heartstrings and won’t let go. Beautifully written and satisfyingly redemptive”; while fellow author, Amanda Leduc says: “Brent van Staalduinen has once again created an unforgettable character and voice… Nothing but Life is a gentle and yet razor-sharp look into what hurts and heals us, filled with a wisdom that permeates every sentence.”
We wish Brent enormous success with his latest publication.
Brent, who lives in Hamilton, Ontario, won the 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize with his story A Week on the Water. It is published by Tangent Books in our Volume 8 anthology: https://www.tangentbooks.co.uk/shop/bristol-short-story-prize-volume-8