Transatlantic is pleased to share a round-up of features for Martha and Christina Baillie’s SISTER LANGUAGE (Pedlar Press), which is making some waves in the press, including landing a spot on Quill And Quire‘s 2019 Books of the Year: Editors’ Picks list, reviews in The Shakespearean Rag, and performances at recent festivals including Calgary Wordfest and The Winnipeg International Writers Festival.

Quill And Quire‘s 2019 “Books of the Year: Editors’ picks” excerpt: 

““Martha, Martha, do you? See?” The final, plaintive query from schizophrenic writer Christina Baillie is a fitting capstone to this unique double memoir. Combining correspondence between Christina and her sister, novelist Martha Baillie, along with short fiction, poetry, and visual art, Sister Language excavates the “cognitive disorganization” and “formal thought disorder” of Christina’s neurological condition, while also offering a joyful and optimistic tribute to the possibilities of language as a bridge to understanding and acceptance. This is a courageous and stylistically adventurous encounter with the various ways individuals engage with and try to make sense of themselves and the world.” – Steven Beattie White

Review in The Shakespearean Rag

Feature “Her Body” in Brick Magazine:

Martha at The Winnipeg International Writers Festival:

Martha at Wordfest:

About Martha
Martha Baillie is the author of six novels. From The Search for Heinrich Schlögel she created a multimedia art project ( Her novel The Incident Report was long-listed for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. She lives and works in Toronto.

Martha is represented by Samantha Haywood and Stephanie Sinclair.