Oh, Canada

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“I love that Justin Trudeau has a literature degree,” says Heather O’Neill. “We need a literary imagination to run the country.”

In a conversation with Lit Hub, Montreal-based writer Heather O’Neill, author of a new short story collection titled Daydreams of Angels, reminds us all why Canadians are the coolest. “I do think that there’s this new eccentricity and bravado coming out of Canada,” she says. And she’s right: “There are a lot of weird and unique artists with literary sensibilities working in Canada today.” Keep it coming, Canada!


Stephanie Bento is a writer, classical cellist, and photographer living in Washington, DC. In her writing, she is interested in exploring the musicality of sound and form, and our connection to time and place. Find out more about her creative work at saudadebelle.com, or say hello/bonjour on Twitter @saudadebelle. More from this author →