Crisp

By R.W. Gray

Crisp
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Crisp confronts the unspeakable parts of memory, meditating on characters caught in isolation and struggling to make sense of grief, disappointment, and the occasional dinner party gone wrong. The characters in Crisp's stories don't always make sound decisions: a grieving widow ... Read more


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Crisp confronts the unspeakable parts of memory, meditating on characters caught in isolation and struggling to make sense of grief, disappointment, and the occasional dinner party gone wrong. The characters in Crisp's stories don't always make sound decisions: a grieving widow pursues a priest, an unhappy wife whittles her husband to bits, and a nostalgic man has a one-night stand with a whale trainer. Ranging from the mystical to the eccentric, Gray masterfully uncovers human reactions to loneliness and unrest through tales about relationships, secrets, and a longing to connect.

R.W. Gray

R.W. Gray is a writer and filmmaker. He is the author of the Thomas Raddall Atlantic Canadian Fiction Award for his second short story collection Entropic (2015) which was also shortlisted for the NB Book Awards. His first short story collection, Crisp (2010) was shortlisted for the Writers' Union of Canada's Danuta Gleed Award.

He has directed six short films including the award winning films "Choke Hold" (2015) and "zack & luc" (2013), and his films have been featured in festivals around the world. Along with filmmakers Jon Dewar and Matt Rogers he runs Frictive Pictures Inc. He has had over ten short scripts produced including the award-winning shorts "alice & huck" executive produced and starring actress Allison Mack (Smallville) and "Blink" starring actor Mark Hildreth (V, Ressurection). He was one of the creators of the Screenwriting program at Vancouver Film School where he was head of that program for five years.

He is the co-producer/organizer with the NB Film Co-op of the popular 48 Hour Filmmaking Competition.

He is professor of film and screenwriting in the Department of English at the University of New Brunswick.

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