Nothing You Do Matters
Short Stories by Craig Silliphant
In Nothing You Do Matters, writer Craig Silliphant presents twelve short stories, bringing along his infamously sardonic tongue, subversive humour, and penchant for media and pop culture references.
Prairie writing doesn’t have to be stuffy stories about grain elevators. Nothing You Do Matters is modern and alive. With rock n’ roll prose and Swiftian satire and profanity, Silliphant tells stories that charge forth into the dualities of humour and melancholy, love and hate, the sublime and the sordid.
Nothing You Do Matters revolves around life on the prairies and beyond; shopping malls, social media, young love, old rumours, crime, trauma, religion, childhood, starships, nihilistic optimism, and even a couple of prairie ghost stories for good measure.
About Craig Silliphant
Craig Silliphant is an award-winning writer and Creative Director, working in both mainstream and underground media. He is a writer, essayist, film and music critic, broadcaster, journalist, advertising and marketing strategist, and filmmaker. His work has been seen with outlets like CBC, Post Media, CTV, Rawlco Radio, Global TV, CFCR, Planet S Magazine, Prairie Dog Magazine, The National Post, The Feedback Society, Shaw Spotlight, and many more.
His previous non-fiction book, ‘Exile Off Main St: Random Dispatches from the Saskatoon Music Scene,’ was a local best-seller. He is a juror on the Polaris Music Prize and the Juno Awards. He wrote and co-produced an award-winning Global TV documentary called, ‘Stolen Sisters,’ about the plight of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
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Another Book by Craig Silliphant
Exile Off Main St.
Exile Off Main St.: Random Dispatches from the Saskatoon Music Scene was written by Craig Silliphant and other Saskatchewan writers and musicians.
Originally released in 2013, Exile Off Main St. is a snapshot of what music and exile does to a small prairie city and the souls that inhabit it. It’s full of memoirs, essays, quotes, and articles about many genres of Saskatoon music.
Through these stories, we realize that our geographic isolation and horrible winters are an incubator for all kinds of art — and that Saskatoon is ultimately a supportive community that is brought together by music. There’s no secret handshake to being part of it. All you have to do is get involved.