Blog correspondent Myrna Kostash’s new book
If any of you are ever drawn to the comments submitted at the foot of some of the blog posts, you may well have come across a comment or two by the Canadian author Myrna Kostash. She is a welcome supporter of the blog and has a new book due out later this year. I hope that we may hear something from Myrna in the lead up to publication. In the meantime I found this snippet in the Edmonton Journal (a regular read for me!).
“Another well-known local writer, Myran (sic) Kostash, is coming out through U of A Press this fall with what promises to be something of an epic of travel memoir. Prodigal Daughter: A Journey to Byzantium is a historical / and cultural odyssey that begins in Edmonton and ranges around the Balkans as Kostash tracks the origins of her inherited religion.
Since the publication of All of Baba’s Children in 1977, Kostash has been a strong voice in depicting the Ukrainian-Canadian experience in the West. Her last book, The Frog Lake Reader, a re-examination of the Frog Lake Massacre of 1885, was published by Edmonton’s NeWest Press last year.”