Karen Smythe

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KAREN SMYTHE is the author of a novel, This Side of Sad; a short-story collection, Stubborn Bones; and Figuring Grief, a groundbreaking analysis of the depiction of mourning in fiction by Mavis Gallant, Alice Munro, Virginia Woolf, Edna O’Brien, and others. Her stories have also appeared in Grain, the Fiddlehead, the Antigonish Review, and the Gaspereau Review.

A former English professor, university Registrar, and senior policy analyst, Karen now writes full time. She lives in Guelph, Ontario.

Karen’s Website

This Side of Sad (Goose Lane Editions, Forthcoming 2017)
Stubborn Bones (Raincoast Books, 2001)
Figuring Grief (McGill-Queens University Press, 1992)