Ever have one of those days when you aren’t sure what side of the pen you’re on?
When Julianne writes a violent role in her play for her shy crush Leslie, she imagines she’s letting him act out his secret desires. But the character she writes turns out to be more than her awkward classmate can handle and her words lead to tragedy. As the narrative peels back to reveal other angles and the layers of storytelling unravel around them, only one question remains: Who is The Author?
The Author is the Winner of the 2001 Julia Fonville Smithson Memorial Prize and the 2001 West Branch Literary Prize for Fiction