Author Archives: escritorto

On Writing – Open Book interview with paulo da costa

Interview on Open Book: The idiom “small is beautiful” is often true in fiction – from short stories to microfiction, sometimes the briefest glimpses into an imagined world are the most arresting. The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories (Guernica Editions) … Continue reading

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All Lit Up – Flash Interview

This Short Story Month, we’re interviewing short story writers every Wednesday, here on the All Lit Up blog. paulo da costa’s latest short story collection  The Midwife of Torment & Other Stories (Guernica Editions) is exclusively made up of “sudden … Continue reading

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Short-listed for the James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction

The creative non-fiction “Learning to Shave, Learning to Leave” originally published by The Fiddlehead, has been short-listed for an Alberta Literary Award. Congratulations to all the finalists. James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction Paulo da Costa (Calgary) — “Learning … Continue reading

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All My Relations: Reflections on Home

On December 4, 2016 in Victoria, paulo da costa, Nowick Gray and Heidi Erhardt presented an evening of poetic essays, music and photographic reflections on home, our connection to place and to community in the natural world. Each steeped in … Continue reading

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Interview & Story in On Spec Magazine

  Interview and a new short-story by paulo da costa in issue n.103 of on spec – the canadian magazine of speculative fiction.

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New essay in Queen’s Quarterly

  http://www.queensu.ca/quarterly/fal1603dacosta.html The Oak Tree Fearless in your short, four-year-old legs, your footsteps clap against asphalt and your knees nearly buckle racing down the forty-degree lane. I too ran down this steep hill, freed from the school day and sterile … Continue reading

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Entrevista na revista gerador #9

Entrevista conduzida pelo Terry e publicada na revista de cultura e ideias mais dinâmica e refrescante sediada em terras lusas. Gerador #9

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On Falling from Grace – author and reader

This post includes my clarifications (in the guise of a response) to a few points/interpretations raised by Emanuel Melo regarding a few essays in Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey.  I deemed the response  necessary and relevant in light of his … Continue reading

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A Reader’s Response to Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey

Beyond Bullfights and Ice Hockey: A Reader’s Response By Emanuel Melo   I overheard a conversation between a father, his wife and daughter while at lunch at Le Petit Château in Quebec City the other day. “What are you planning … Continue reading

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DiVersos nº23 – «Poesia e Natureza» com paulo da costa, Reiner Kunze e Ricardo Lima

DiVersos nº23 – Detaque para o novo Dossier «Poesia e Natureza» com paulo da costa, Reiner Kunze e Ricardo Lima Caso ainda não conheça a revista de poesia DiVersos aproveite esta oportunidade para a se encantar com este projecto que … Continue reading

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