Many congratulations to Brent van Staalduinen on the publication of his debut short story collection, Cut Road by Guernica Editions last week.
A short interview with Brent, who has also had 3 novels published since winning the 2015 Bristol Short Story Prize, plus an extract from one of the stories in the new collection, can be seen here on Canadian website, All Lit Up.
From the publisher’s website: “Containing a rich mix of acclaimed and award-winning stories, Cut Road is a masterful exploration of the loss and scars that conflict always leaves behind. Where soldiers abandon too much of themselves in war zones, parents relinquish control of their children, and friends struggle with change and tragedy. From the working soul struggling with grief to the wounded veteran seeking redemption in a coffee shop to the sweaty tree-planter fleeing a burning forest, in this collection no one–least of all the reader–is left unscathed.”
We wish Brent great success with the his new 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