literature | Anna’s Sweet Affliction

Anna Leventhal‘s first book of short stories Sweet Affliction is now available for your reading pleasure. And what a saucy and excellent collection it is! 100% Shtetl recommended.  Leventhal is doing a reading at her book launch tonight at Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal at 7PM, but you can get a sneak peek right here. Click below to hear Anna read from a naughty story about a young woman’s encounter with the Hassidic boy hanging out on the curb in her Montreal neighbourhood.


Anna Leventhal is a Journey Prize-nominated author living and writing in Montreal. Her work has been published in Geist, Matrix, Maisonneuve, and The Montreal Review of Books, and she was the second-place winner of the 2009 Quebec Writing Competition. She was also contributing editor for the Invisible Publishing collection The Art of Trespassing.