Nominated for the 2015 Giller Prize.
Nominated for the 2015 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize.
Among the "National Post's" 50 Best Books of 2015
One of "Quill & Quire s" Books of the Year, 2015
Among "NOW Toronto's" Top 10 Books of 2015
In the stories of "Confidence," there are ecstasy-taking PhD students, financial traders desperate for husbands, owners of failing sex stores, violent and unremovable tenants, aggressive raccoons, seedy massage parlors, experimental filmmakers who record every second of their day, and wives who blog insults directed at their husbands. There are cheating husbands. There are private clubs, crowded restaurants, psychiatric wards. There is one magic cinema and everyone has a secret of some kind.
Russell Smith is the author of "Girl Crazy" and "How Insensitive." "Confidence," recently longlisted for the 2015 Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, is his US debut.