A double interview between two Canadian authors whose latest collections of short stories reflect on themes of community, and how lives can intertwine throughout significant historical or societal change. Sidura Ludwig paints an exquisite portrait of a Jewish community and the tensions that build within it, in You Are Not What We Were Expecting. Texas-based Maria Reva examines life for a small community within a police state in 1980s Ukraine, in Good Citizens Need Not Fear. This conversation will touch on the absurd to the horrific, illuminating the unexpected ways we remain connected during times of change.
Interviewer: Emily Donaldson