Dr. Marianne Micros' "Eye" shortlisted for Danuta Gleed Literary Award | College of Arts

Dr. Marianne Micros' "Eye" shortlisted for Danuta Gleed Literary Award

Posted on Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019

The story collection Eye, written by recently-retired University of Guelph English professor Dr. Marianne Micros and published by Guernica Editions of Toronto in the Fall of 2018, is one of five titles nationally to be shortlisted by Writers’ Union of Canada judges for the Danuta Gleed Literary Award recognizing the best first collection of short fiction published that year in English. The volume explores the mythology, folklore, Greek customs, and old-world cultures that have fascinated Marianne all her life.

In their evaluation of the book, the judges write: “There’s a terrifying alchemy braided through each of these stories. It feels like you’re being chased by something cold and ancient and cunning wanting to play with you in the forest of your dreams. These stories are sweet riddles and you’re continually dared to see if you have it in you to read just one more, just one more. Eye is bursting with secrets, old world wisdoms, and deals made at midnight. We loved it and we can’t wait to see what Marianne Micros will create next.”