Sarah Selecky is the author of This Cake Is for The Party, a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, arguably Canada’s highest literary award. The New York Times called her stories “utterly fascinating”.
Sarah is also the founder of the Sarah Selecky Writing School. I’ve always loved its tag line, Write what you want to read.
I have to say, though, that I’m quite taken aback that Sarah’s new novel, Radiant Shimmering Light, is exactly what I want to read. I couldn’t put it down! I devoured it in two sittings stopping only to sleep. I was absolutely taken in by the story, the characters, the details and the familiarity of this work. This world is so familiar to me that when the scenes weren’t totally cracking me up, it was because they were making me really uncomfortable.
Radiant Shimmering Light is going to be found in the Womens Literature section of your local bookstore, what is often called ChickLit. For the past fifteen years I have read almost exclusively works of non-fiction. And I rarely wander the shelves of the bookstore looking for feel-good beach reads. But if you listen to this podcast, you need to buy this book. Sarah wrote this book for us. She gets us. She’s one of us. She has written what we want to read, a story about us.
Find out all about Sarah’s work at sarahselecky.com