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Season of Fury and Wonder is a short story collection by Sharon Butala (BEd'62, BA'63, DLitt'04). (Coteau Books)

Why Sharon Butala returned to short stories to write about women in the twilight of their lives

Sharon Butala is a Saskatchewan-based novelist and nonfiction writer and a three-time Governor General's Literary Award nominee. In 2002, she became an officer of the Order of Canada. Her books include the novel Wild Rose and the nonfiction books The Perfection of the Morning and Where I Live Now.

Sharon Butala (BEd'62, BA'63, DLitt'04), who was recently featured on CBC Radio, is a Saskatchewan-based novelist and nonfiction writer and a three-time Governor General's Literary Award nominee. In 2002, she became an officer of the Order of Canada. Her books include the novel Wild Rose and the nonfiction books The Perfection of the Morning and Where I Live Now.

Her latest, the short story collection Season of Fury and Wondertells the stories of contemporary women in the winter of their lives. Each story is inspired by or is a tribute to a short story by literature's most celebrated writers including Flannery O'Connor, Shirley Jackson, Anton Chekhov and Raymond Carver.

Season of Fury and Wonder is on the shortlist for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.

Read more at https://www.cbc.ca/radio/thenextchapter

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