About Danila Botha

Danila is the author of two short story collections, Got No Secrets, and For All the Men (and Some of the Women I’ve Known) which was a finalist for the Trillium Book Award, The Vine Awards and The ReLit Award. She is also the author of the novel Too Much on the Inside, which won a Book Excellence Award and was short listed for a ReLit Award. Danila teaches Creative Writing at the University of Toronto and at Humber School for Writers. She’s currently working on a new collection of short stories, and finishing a new novel.

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From the publisher of For All The Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known

Danila Botha explores the nuances and complexity of relationships, from love to betrayal. In these eighteen unforgettable stories, Botha creates characters so authentic, readers are convinced that they know them personally. As in her debut collection, Got No Secrets, Botha excels at blending literary techniques with popular zeitgeist. With her trademark honest and singular voice, Botha exposes the desire for human connection above all things. The collection is hopeful, fearless, and utterly relatable.


“Everyone in this book is alive. Painfully, nervously, ardently. This collection, (like Chekhov by way of Kathy Acker but utterly original), is truthful and dreamy, tough and tremulous; sad and aching, seductively, with hope.”

Lynn Crosbieauthor of Where Did You Sleep Last Night

“Smart prose that seamlessly balances humour, disappointment and dysfunction … Botha is an incredibly fresh voice in Canadian literature, and this remarkably visceral and unforgettable collection feels like it’s only setting the stage for much more to come.”

Liz Worth, Quill and Quire

“Short, emotionally dense vignettes pretty much all dealing with love, relationships, marriage and their failure . . . Botha has a talent with words and description and she is speaking smartly, even boldly . . . there are great moments of shine in this collection.”

Jonathan Valelly, Winnipeg Review