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I was interviewed by Open Book about my new short-story collection The Museum of Possibilities. Here is an excerpt, followed by a link to the full article:
Barbara Sibbald‘s The Museum of Possibilities (Porcupine’s Quill) was a long time coming, and it was worth the wait. After a career in novels, Sibbald returned to her first love, short fiction, and the result has earned praise from the likes of Governor General’s Award winner Diane Schoemperlen, who called The Museum of Possibilities “an outstanding display of what the short story can do when it finds itself in the capable hands of a talented writer”.
We get the pleasure of speaking with Barbara today about the collection as part of our Lucky Seven interview series, which poses seven probing questions about an author’s newest book.
Barbara tells us how each story works as a “shadow-box”, how the collection changed over its twenty year incubation period, and shares some fantastic quotes from favourite books that will have you hightailing it to the closest library or bookstore.