NWU Author Interview: George Zancola

Nothing Without Us

Nothing Without Us is an own-voices, multi-genre collection of short stories where the protagonists identify as disabled, Deaf, neurodiverse, Spoonie, and/or manage mental illness.


Co-editor Cait Gordon interviews George Zancola, author of Flight, which will appear in the Nothing Without Us anthology this fall.

Story summary: It’s summertime in Toronto, during a heatwave in ’76. Tom and his sidekick Cathy have just escaped detention, hoping to begin a new way of life as they march through the city’s sweltering heat.

Tell us a bit about yourself as an author. Have you any published works? What sort of stories do you gravitate to as a writer?

I term myself a ‘mad’ writer, at least for the time being. I do this because I tend to write exclusively about the psychiatric experience. 

I published a poem last year in the Open Minds Quarterly. The poem was called Ode On Insanity

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