Book details

Publication date: March 2022
Features: Foreword/liminaire, joint afterword with J.R. Carpenter
Series: CLC Kreisel Lecture Series
Keywords: Pandemic COVID-19 Lockdown Care Collective Action Mental Health Art Creative Practice
Subject(s): BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / LGBTQ+, BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures, LITERARY COLLECTIONS / Essays, HEALTH & FITNESS / Diseases / Contagious (incl. Pandemics), Literary essays, Coping with physical impairments / disability, Pandemic COVID-19 Lockdown Care Collective Action Mental Health Art Creative Practice, Essays, Literary Nonfiction, Canadian Literature, Health and Medicine, Canadian Literature / Pandemic, Relating to LGBTQ+ people, Autobiography: writers, Social impact of disasters, Bestseller
Publisher(s): The University of Alberta Press, Canadian Literature Centre / Centre de littérature canadienne

Vivek Shraya. Vivek Shraya is an artist whose body of work crosses the boundaries of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Her best-selling book I’m Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel.” She is the founder of the award-winning publishing imprint VS. Books that supports emerging BIPOC writers. A seven-time Lambda Literary Award finalist, Shraya lives in Treaty 7 territory, where she is Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Calgary.

J.R. Carpenter. J.R. Carpenter works across performance, print, and digital media. The Gathering Cloud won the New Media Writing Prize 2016. An Ocean of Static was highly commended by the Forward Prizes 2018 and was longlisted for the 2021 CBC Poetry Prize. This is a Picture of Wind was one of The Guardian’s best poetry books of 2020. J.R. Carpenter was the Writer-in-Residence at the University of Alberta in 2020-21. She lives in Plymouth, UK.

# 5 on Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, March 13, 2022


"Vivek came out as transgender five years ago, and since then, has been a leading activist and changemaker in Canada and around the world, empowering others through her pop music, visual art, and award-winning books." Sean Loughran, Daily Hive, March 31, 2022


# 5 on Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, April 10, 2022


# 8 on Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, April 24, 2022


# 6 on Edmonton Non-Fiction Bestsellers list, May 8, 2022

Foreword
Introduction
1. Stay Caring
2. Skip the Gratitude and Say What You Feel
3. Nothing Is Better than Something
4. Value Artists
5. Less Surveillance, Less Judgement, More Grace
Afterword
ISBNs: 9781772126051 978-1-77212-605-1 Title: next time theres a pandemic ISBNs: 9781772126082 978-1-77212-608-2 Title: next time theres a pandemic ISBNs: 9781772126099 978-1-77212-609-9 Title: next time theres a pandemic