Best Canadian Stories 2023: Toronto Launch!

November 10, 2022 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Queen Books
914 Queen St E
Toronto, ON M4M 1J5

Come on out and celebrate the launch of Best Canadian Stories 2023! Hosted by this year’s editor, Mark Anthony Jarman, the launch will feature readings from several writers in the anthology, including Kate Cayley, David Bezmozgis, Carmelinda Scian, Alexandra Jones, and Tamas Dobozy, as well as a Q&A. The event will take place at Queen Books on Thursday, November 10 at 6PM ET.

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Order your copy of Best Canadian Stories 2023 from Biblioasis here!


Selected by editor Mark Anthony Jarman, the 2023 edition of Best Canadian Stories showcases the best Canadian fiction writing published in 2021.

A collection that takes us into a firey near-future and a notorious feminist’s personal past, from a near-drowning to a fake breakdown, through mothers who fail us to crummy jobs, to thieves, to grief, to revenge with a bottle of tabasco sauce. With work by established practitioners alongside that of lesser-known writers, this year’s Best Canadian Stories shows how the short form can evoke the experience of a person on the brink. Including 2023 Metcalf-Rooke Award winner Caroline Adderson, and featuring, in tribute, two stories by the late Steven Heighton, this year’s collection draws together beloved Canadian practitioners of the form and thrilling new voices to continue not only a series, but a legacy in Canadian letters.


Mark Anthony Jarman is the author of Touch Anywhere to Begin, Czech Techno, Knife Party at the Hotel Europa, 19 Knives, and the travel book Ireland’s Eye. He has published fiction and creative nonfiction in Europe, India, and North America. Jarman is a graduate of The Iowa Writers’ Workshop and a fiction editor for The Fiddlehead literary journal in Canada.