If you thought — like me — no Canadians were longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize, you were wrong. Ed O’Loughlin, nominated for his debut novel Not Untrue and Not Unkind, was born in Toronto and spent his early years in Edmonton. I spoke to him on Friday, and the Q&A is posted on The Afterword. Meanwhile, over at That Shakespearean Rag, I take part in a roundtable on digitization along with Steven Beattie, Pasha Malla, and Julie Wilson.
In today’s National Post, I chat with Fred Kaplan, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, author, and columnist at Slate, about his new book 1959: The Year Eveything Changed, and examine the spate of non-fiction books — 1959, 1968, 1969, 1972, 1989 — which claim a year as “the most important ever.”
A second harvest: In today’s National Post I chat with Nils Edenloff, frontman of The Rural Alberta Advantage.
In today’s National Post, I chat with Clancy Martin about his debut novel, How To Sell.
I’ve spent much of this week attending the Humber School for Writers researching the next installment in the ongoing The Ecology of Books series. I was fortunate enough to interview Martin Amis, who invited me to sit-in while he taught. I’ve posted a write-up over on The Afterword.
In today’s National Post, I explore Toronto’s airport strip.