Overcast Fiction Podcast Episode 4: Sharon Bala on Jessica Grant


Sharon BalaSharon Bala has been published in Cuffer Prize Anthologies, the Globe and Mail, and most recently, she won the Percy Janes First Novel Award. In episode 4, this 3-time winner of the Arts & Letters Award for short fiction reads and discusses Jessica Grant’s “My Husband’s Jump.” Bala is a member of the local writing group, Port Authority; Breakwater Books will be publishing an anthology of their shorts in the fall.

Jessica Grant is a beloved local author, best known for un-matched wordplay, imagination, and her multi-award-winning mega-hit novel, Come, Thou Tortoise. The story Sharon chose, “My Husband’s Jump,” won the country’s biggest short story award, the $10,000 Journey Prize. It is taken from her stellar collection, Making Light of Tragedy.

“As a writer, this is what [Jessica Grant] has taught me: to leave questions, and to leave a sense of mystery, so that there’s some room for the reader to insert themselves into a story. It becomes something of a make your own adventure.” – Sharon Bala

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This episode was kindly sponsored by Breakwater Books.

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