In today’s National Post, I preview the publishing industry gathering BookCamp Toronto, which takes place next week, and hang out in Kensington Market with Found magazine co-founder Davy Rothbart.
News on the shake-up at Gaspereau Press can be found here and here, and here’s a Q & A with publisher Andrew Steeves. And Calgary author Craig Davidson answers some questions about the film adaption of his short story collection, Rust and Bone, over on The Afterword.
In the next part in the continuing series, The Ecology of Books, I profile Evan Munday, publicist of Coach House Books.
In today’s National Post I review Rian Johnson’s new film, The Brothers Bloom.
During last weekend’s Toronto Comic Arts Festival, I sat down with legendary Japanese manga artist Yoshihiro Tatsumi, author of the new graphic memoir A Drifting Life. The interview is in today’s National Post. For more, check out The Afterword.
Over on The Ampersand, I chat with musician Andrew Penner of the Sunparlour Players about writing the music for the new play The Book of Judith.
In today’s National Post, I sit down with director Guy Maddin to talk about My Winnipeg, the companion book to his film of the same name.
In today’s National Post, I take part in the Popcorn Panel roundtable on the new Star Trek movie.
In today’s National Post, I profile sleight-of-hand artist Ricky Jay — there’s a longer version of the piece over on The Afterword. Watch for my review on The Ampersand on Friday. I also take a quick look at the battle that unfolded on Twitter this past between between staff writer Susan Orlean and ex-staffer Dan Baum.
In today’s National Post I take a look at the new partnership between Luminato and The Atlantic — and where that leaves The Walrus — and examine the buzz around Leonard Cohen’s two old novels, which a couple of countries are bringing back into print (the original blog post can be found here.)