In Saturday’s National Post, I profile explorer, author, photographer and filmmaker Wade Davis, who is this year’s Massey Lecturer, and whose new book, The Wayfinders, was recently named a finalist for the Writers’ Trust Non-Fiction Prize. Also: in our final IFOA author-of-they-day, I sit down with legendary editor and writer Diana Athill.
In today’s National Post, I talk with Michael Turner about his new novel 8×10.
In today’s National Post I chat with cartoonist R.O. Blechman, who’s in town for this year’s International Festival of Authors; I also talk with musician Suba Sankaran, who is taking part in this week’s Canwest Cabaret.
In today’s National Post, I profile the novelist John Irving and head to the Woodbine for a look at the racetrack’s backstretch.
The 3oth International Festival of Authors kicks off today. Follow us on The Afterword for complete coverage.
In Saturday’s National Post our ongoing series, The Ecology of Books, continues with a behind-the-scenes look at the 30th International Festival of Authors. In today’s paper, I also chat with artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas about his new graphic novel, Red, which combines Haida art with manga.
In today’s National Post I profile Zoe Whittall, author of Holding Still For As Long As Possible; chat with cartoonist R. Sikoryak about his new book Masterpiece Comics; and over on The Afterword, talk with poet Damian Rogers about her debut collection, Paper Radio.
In today’s National Post I profile Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveller’s Wife and the recently-released follow-up Her Fearful Symmetry.