News and Reviews
April 2018 – Double Dutch made ReLit Long Shortlist
September 2017 – Laura and nine other Canadian authors have a story in the Globe in support of ancient forests.
September 2017 – Laura is the Artist in Residence at UVic’s Centre for Studies in Religion and Society until June, 2018.
June 2017 – Double Dutch is Runner Up for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award
May 2017 – Laura was selected as the 2017/ 2018 CSRS Artist in Residence at the University of Victoria.
May 2017 – Double Dutch is a finalist for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award.
April 2017 – The American Booksellers Association has posted a Q and A with Laura.
September 2016 – Double Dutch was chosen as an Indies Introduce title by the American Booksellers Association.
September 2016 – Double Dutch was shortlisted for the City of Victoria Butler Book Prize.
September 2016 – An article about Double Dutch and the Butler Book Prize appeared in BC BookLook.
July 2016 – Laura was named one of CBC’s 2016 Writers to Watch.
July 2016 – Double Dutch was named one of The Overcast’s “Four Fabulous Canadian Books” from the first half of 2016.
May, 2016 – Read Laura’s feature interview on the UBC Creative Writing Alumni Association Website.
April, 2016 – Double Dutch included on 49th Shelf’s list of “12 Books You’re Going to Love This Spring.”
March, 2016 – Laura’s “Lucky Seven” interview with Open Book Toronto can be found here.
Ronald Reagan’s doppelganger! A set of female sextuplets! An elephant named Topsy! What a mind-blowingly rich cast of characters appears in these pages. Rooted in reality but tinged with the fantastic, Laura Trunkey’s stories mesmerize and haunt. Double Dutch is doubleplusgood.
– Neil Smith, author of Boo
The natural and spirit worlds collide in Double Dutch and the result is a series of enchantments, all powered by Laura Trunkey’s uncanny imagination and tremendous humanity.
– Zsuzsi Gartner, author of Better Living Through Plastic Explosives
A roller coaster collection of stories that flirt with the fantastic and the absurd…Trunkey has crafted a book of deftly told stories: playful, disturbing, sad, funny, compassionate, and insightful, stories with twists and turns, which haunt and enchant.
-Danuta Gleed Literary Award jury
With consummate technical skill (brilliant manipulation of point of view, touches of surrealism) Trunkey produces a wide range of effects—some stories are almost comic, others so powerful that the impact is overwhelming, all totally original and mesmerizing.
-City of Victoria Butler Prize jury
Elegant, deft, light of touch, and sometimes spicily comic…a marvel of style and substance.
-Brett Josef Grubisic, Vancouver Sun
A brave and imaginative mind is at work here.
-Sarah Murdoch, Toronto Star
Trunkey’s stories break convention in their use of unexpected narrators… and her manipulation of narrative arc. While each story has a definitive ending, they are often lacking in resolution, teasing out the idea that stories never truly end with closure or at all.
-Melissa Grunow, The Coil
History, realism, and the mystical combine to strong and startling effect.
-Steven W. Beattie, Globe and Mail
Beautifully bizarre, the tales are wickedly creative without being gimmicky.
–Wdish, March Book Picks
An extremely rich cast of characters with unique voices.
-Laura Siddall, Winnipeg Review
A confident debut collection.
-Alex Good, Quill and Quire