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How I Wrote This

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How I Wrote This

Shaena Lambert has published two collections of short stories, The Falling Woman and Oh, my darling and two novels, Radiance and Petra and been nominated for literary prizes including the Rogers Writers\' Trust Fiction Prize, the Danuta Gleed Award, and the Frank O\'Connor Award for the Short Story. A Canadian with German heritage, she talks about echoes from the past and how the artistic legacy of her great-grandfather, grandfather, mother - and aunt, an 80-year-old burlesque dancer who was inducted into the Las Vegas Burlesque Hall of Fame - has left its mark on her.
While an activist in the Canadian Peace Movement in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Shaena met Petra Kelly, the charismatic leader of the Green Party in West Germany, and Petra’s lover, Gert Bastien, who accompanied her. After the shock of her death, Petra became the subject of Sheana’s second novel.
Off the Record, edited by John Metcalf, is the most recent collection of essays and short stories where you can find Shaena’s writing.  
Listen to our conversation now.
How I Wrote This is created and hosted by Pamela HensleyPresented by Knockabout Media. Original music by Tyler K. RaumanFind out more at our website: www.howiwrotethisthepodcast.com
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