Interviews & Press—

The Lemon Tree House

When I came across the website for The Lemon Tree House, a beautiful new writers’ residency offered every fall in Tuscany, my heart thumped a few extra magic beats. Meditation and yoga in the mornings, writing all day, shared dinners with other writers every evening, weekend trips to Florence and Siena… Could it get any […]

Pickle Me This

Guest blog post on Pickle Me This April 16, 2011 A stop on the Sarah Selecky virtual blog tour (with prizes!) Sarah Selecky’s writing has been published in The Walrus, Geist Magazine, Prairie Fire, The New Quarterly, Event and The Journey Prize Anthology. Her short story collection, This Cake is for the Party, was shortlisted […]

Dana Deathe

Click here to see this interview as it was originally posted. Interview with Dana – The Book Lady April 9, 2011     Bloggiversary Celebration! Good news, everyone! I have been blogging here for a year now. It’s crazy and I can’t believe I’m still doing it. This is easily the longest and strongest commitment […]

Open Book Toronto

Open Book Toronto Interview with Angela Hibbs To see this interview in its original context, click here.     Sharing a Slice of Cake with This Cake Is for the Party author, Sarah Selecky   Since being nominated for the Giller prize, Sarah Selecky is unlikely to need much in the way of introduction. She […]

Check it out: it's a virtual book tour. With prizes!

Starting this week, I’ll be visiting a number of smart, thoughtful blogs and online journals to talk about writing, reading, and This Cake. Each of the stops will have a different interview, essay, or discussion posted for your reading pleasure. Open Book Toronto – April 5 Book Fridge – April 8 Dana Deathe – April […]


Wow! This Cake Is for the Party got a lovely review in the Globe and Mail, and another in the Toronto Star. More great reviews in the Vancouver Sun, the Chronicle Herald and The Record. And designer Jessica Hische featured it on The Internet Sends Me Cake!  

Keepin' it real.

I love these girls. Take a look at their entertaining video about how to read This Cake.  And such a thoughtfully written review! By Jen Knoch The Keepin’ It Real Book Club Though I can’t get enough of the stuff in real life, there’s something about cake in literary fiction that never fails to make […]

Cake in the Star

      Review by Emily Donaldson The Toronto Star Published On July 24, 2010 To see this review as it was originally posted, click here.   This Cake Is for the Party: A dandy debut collection   Although many characters inhabit Sarah Selecky’s engaging debut collection of short stories, they tend to drift toward […]

I dished.

A sweet conversation about my stories, and my classes, with Hannah Sung from CBC Books. Sarah Selecky dishes on This Cake Is for the Party   Toronto writer Sarah Selecky is the author of This Cake Is for the Party, a collection of 10 short stories about people much like the people in our lives […]

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