Here is some advanced praise from some amazing writers (I'm so incredibly touched and grateful) I'm so excited for next fall.
"Everyone in this book is alive. Painfully, nervously, ardently. This collection, (like Chekhov by way of Kathy Acker but utterly original,) is truthful and dreamy, tough and tremulous; sad and aching, seductively, with hope."
Lynn Crosbie, author of Where Did You Sleep Last Night, Life is About Losing Everything, and Liar
“With an ear for poetry and a knack for tragedy, Danila Botha is an expert on yearning. These stories are for anyone who has ever loved and lost, but not let go.”
Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall, author of Ghosted and Down to This
"For All the Men and Some of the Women I've Known is unlike anything I have ever read before. Unflinchingly honest in its examination of love in all its joyful, messy, agonizing, spectacularly beautiful glory, these stories seem to vibrate on their own emotional frequency. Danila Botha writes with a heartbreaking rawness and intensity that will continue to haunt you long after you've turned the final page."
Amy Jones, author of What Boys Like
"I discovered [author Danila Botha] while I was reading books for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award specifically her delightful first story collection Got No Secrets. These two stories are brand new, stories written in a gutsy, head-on, colloquial style about love, sex and mis-connection among the urban 20-somethings she knows so well. Her characters are all compulsively themselves, driven, probably always, to make a mess of things, but vulnerable, full of desire, and often touchingly witty."
Douglas Glover, author of Elle
"A searing and beautifully forthright collection about the angst, chaos, tragedy and hope in the quest for love. A series of unique, riveting and perfect portrayals that pulls no punches. Reading these stories made me smile and made me want to smash things."
Lisa de Nikolits, author of A Glittering Chaos and The Witchdoctor's Bones
Toronto International Festival of Authors Events
November 4, 2019
I'm excited to share that as I edit my new novel and work on my new short story collection, that I have a new short story, called Aloha State, that wi...
New short story in the Humber Literary Review in June
March 18, 2019
Really looking forward to teaching the Intro to Creative Writing, starting on February 18th (until April 26th) at
University of Toronto School of Cont...
U of T SCS Intro to Creative Writing Class starting Feb 18th