A short story collection published in 2014 by McClelland & Stewart

Winner of the Kobo Emerging Writer Award for Literary Fiction (2014). 


Finalist for the Writers' Union of Canada Danuta Gleed Award (2014). 


Finalist for the PEN International New Voices Award for "The Collective Name for Ninjas" (2013) 


Winner of the CAA Emerging Writer Award (2013)


Winner of the CBC Literary Award Bob Weaver Prize for Fiction for "Circus" (2008)

Articles and Interviews

Named one of CBC's 2014 "Writers to Watch" CBC Books (August 8, 2014)


"On Writing Short Fiction" Open Book Toronto (June 24, 2014)

"Always Have Something in the Mail" The Globe and Mail (May 30, 2014)

"The Hazlitt Offensive" Hazlitt (April 15, 2014)

"In the Spotlight" Story is a State of Mind (April 2014) 

“The Storyteller” Spotlight in Quill & Quire Spring 2014 Preview.

“M&S to publish award-winning writer Claire Battershill’s Debut Collection”Quillblog.


"CBC Literary Award Winners Release Books This Spring" CBC Books (January 2014) 


"Who's Who" BC Book Look (January 2014)


“A Q&A With Claire Battershill” PEN Canada.

Notices and Reviews


"Arrivals: Recent Books of Note" The Toronto Star (June 13, 2014)


"Shortcuts" Circus is "fresh and exuberant" The National Post (May 9, 2014)


"Life Under the Short Story Big Top" Vancouver Sun (April 25, 2014)


"The Freshmen: Three First Time Authors, Three Great Debuts" Toronto Life (May 2014)


"The World is a Circus in Claire Battershill's Debut Short Story Collection" CBC Books (April 17, 2014)


"Circus released to one and all" Northeast News (April 9th 2014)


"Spectacular" in the U of T Magazine (Spring 2014)


"A Fresh New Season of Writing Arrives" Georgia Straight (March 26, 2014)

A Story from Circus


"Two-Man Luge: A Love Story" in Hazlitt (February 2014).

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