Helen Walsh

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Helen Walsh


Helen Walsh’s debut novel, Pull Focus, published September 7, 2021 by ECW Press in Canada and the US. Its UK launch is October 7, 2021.

Walsh is also the founder and president of Diaspora Dialogues, a charitable organization that supports writers to turn their craft into a career, through mentorship, professional development, and opportunities to present and publish their work. 

Previously, Walsh was publisher and president of the Literary Review of Canada, a monthly book review magazine; director of Spur, a festival of politics, arts and ideas; and a film/digital media writer & producer in Canada and the US.

Walsh lives in Toronto.

Pull Focus

Publisher: ECW Press
Release Date: Sept 7, 2021 (Canada/US); Oct 7/2021 (UK)

Jane has been appointed interim director of a film festival after her boss is removed for sexual harassment. Knives are out all around her, as factions within the community want to see her fail. At the same time, her partner, a fund manager, disappears, and strange women appear uttering threats about misused funds. Yet the festival must go on. As Jane struggles to juggle all the balls she’s been handed and survive in one piece, she discovers unlikely allies and that she’s stronger than she thinks. Pull Focus wraps the #metoo issues in the entertainment industry in a thrilling story.

Available now!

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