Craig Francis Power

Craig Francis Power is an artist and writer from St. John’s. Power’s first novel, Blood Relatives (2010), won the Percy Janes First Novel Award, the Fresh Fish Award for Emerging Writers, the ReLit Award, and was short-listed for the BMO Winterset Award. In 2008, Power was nominated for the Sobey Art Award, which recognizes the work of Canadian artists under forty.

– from Breakwater Books

While Shane, Nina and Brit are young people, and lead these sort of fucked up lives, they aren’t stupid, and this sham of a democracy is something they can see right through. Shane’s take on conspiracies doesn’t really seem that far-fetched given what we’ve learned from Snowden, Chelsea Manning, and WikiLeaks. It is true that there are powerful forces working counter to the interests of the working-class, but it’s not what people like Alex Jones and David Icke describe; it’s more COINTELPRO, and that realization for Shane is something I felt I needed to explore …

– from Gloria Hickey Craft Writer blog