Congratulations to Royston Tester! His story “Four Gentlemen and a Comfort Woman” has been named a finalist in Malahat Review‘s annual Open Seasons Awards competition. “Four Gentlemen and a Comfort Woman” is from Royston’s forthcoming collection Fatty Goes to China (Tightrope Books). We are honoured to have the opportunity to feature the title story “Fatty Goes to China” in the February/March 2012 issue of Cha in the “Excerpt” section.
Royston is Cha‘s regular guest editor and he has been jury member for the Commonwealth Fiction Prize and first reader for the Writers’ Union of Canada’s Short Prose Competition for Developing Writers.
On Monday February 13th, Royston will be reading from Fatty Goes to China at The Painted Lady, 218 Ossington Street. The night is organized by Tightrope Books and is called ‘Valentine/Anti-Valentine/Love/Heartbreak’ readings.