Short Story Collection Award Shortlist

I am excited that Vermin has shortlisted for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta’s new Short Story Collection Award! Congratulations to my fellow finalists Norma Dunning and Uchechukwu Peter Umezurike. We will be doing some shortlist readings later this month, and the winner will be announced at the Alberta Literary Awards Gala on June 11th, in […]

Made By History

It’s always a delight to get contributor copies in the mail, and this morning’s mail brought my copy of Made By History: An Anthology of Historical Fiction, just out from The Copperfield Review, and available in both print and e-book formats through Amazon. My contribution is an excerpt from my novel-in-progress Dearest Clara, which is […]

Read Alberta Interview

It was a pleasure to talk short stories with the WGA’s Ellen Kartz during a recent interview for Read Alberta, which you can read here. Ellen asked excellent questions which I had to think quite hard about. Thanks to Read Alberta and Ellen for the chance to discuss one of my favourite forms.

Calgary Public Library 2020 Author-in-Residence

I am honoured and thrilled to be serving as Author-in-Residence at Calgary Public Library this fall! For more information about the program, visit the library’s website here. Meet Lori Hahnel 2020 Author in Residence Calgary writer Lori Hahnel is the author of two novels, Love Minus Zero and After You’ve Gone, and two story collections, Nothing Sacred and Vermin: Stories. Her […]


Like Steve said, this year’s edition of Writing in the Works was once again a smash. From left to right, that’s me, Roberta Rees, Ken Cameron, Inge Trueman and Steve Passey in back. Thanks to everyone who came out to support us; in spite of the ridiculous weather, we had a packed house. Thanks also […]