Leslie Vryenhoek is a writer whose fiction, poetry and memoir explore the landscape of intimate relationships. Her writing has been published across Canada and around the world, and has garnered critical acclaim and awards. Central to her work are questions of what it means to belong, and how the uneven hand of fortune plays out across lives. Leslie also works as an editor and a communications professional. She lives in St. John’s, Canada.
My mother was a Rush Limbaugh-loving conservative. I was so liberal I moved to Canada. In Suasion, I talk about how we lost, then found, a way to talk, what’s behind the great political divide—and why deep understanding is the best weapon in a war of persuasion.