Holley Rubinsky book launch at the Nelson Library

The Nelson Public Library presents Holley Rubinsky and South of Elfrida in a special launch and reading on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

We’ve all become adrift at one time or another. In Holley Rubinsky’s new book of short stories South of Elfrida, characters search for new moorings in surprising ways and places. The Nelson Public Library presents Holley Rubinsky and South of Elfrida in a special launch and reading on Thursday, April 4 at 7:30 p.m.

Winner of the Journey Prize for fiction as well as the gold medal for fiction at the National Magazine Awards, Rubinsky’s roots in the Canadian literary scene go deep. Her previous, well-received books include Rapid Transits and Other Stories (Polestar), If at First I Hope for Rescue (Knopf), and Beyond This Point (McClelland & Stewart), and stories have appeared in a number of anthologies including the Penguin Anthology of Stories by Canadian Women. South of Elfrida was released by Brindle and Glass in March.

Rubinsky is well known on the local front as well, as host of The Writer’s Show on Kootenay Co-op Radio from 2006 to 2008, and by the many writers who have benefited from the writing retreats she runs from her home in Kaslo.

The stories in South of Elfrida take the reader on the road of journeys both personal and physical, and “lead us through the latitudes of loss and desire, in the company of characters brave, gritty, witty, and very real — sparking insights that keep glowing long after the book is closed,” according to Whirling Girl author Barbara Lambert.

Award-winning author Caroline Adderson writes: “In these tender and surprising stories, Rubinsky is the voice of a true original. Quirky, moving, and laugh-out-loud funny.”

The Library is delighted to have the opportunity to launch Rubinsky’s newest book. Otter Books will be on hand. Rubinsky’s reading is supported through the National Public Reading funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

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