In a few hours 2010 will be no more; it makes perfect sense, then, to look back at the year that was:
Earlier this year, during the Toronto International Film Festival, I sat down with actor Paul Giamatti to talk about Barney’s Version, the big-screen adaptation of Mordecai Richler’s beloved novel. In the film, he plays Barney Panofsky, a curmudgeonly TV producer trying to win back his ex-wife, Miriam. Our interview is in today’s National Post.
It took producer Robert Lantos 12 years to bring Mordecai Richler’s final novel, Barney’s Version, from the page to the screen. I talk to him about the long process in today’s National Post.
You don’t have to be a regular reader of MAD magazine to recognize the work of Sergio Aragonés: he’s contributed more cartoons and comics to the satirical magazine than just about any other artist in the world. His work is collected in a new book, Sergio Aragonés: Five Decades of His Finest Work, and I recently spoke to him about it.
Robert Paul Weston’s first novel, the critically acclaimed Zorgamazoo, was published in 2008. This fall, he released his second novel for young adults, Dust City, which is narrated by the son of the wolf who ate Little Red Riding Hood. I talk to him about the book, the Grimm Brothers, and the stigma of being a kid’s writer in today’s National Post.
Mark Logue is the grandson of Lionel Logue, the speech therapist who worked with King George VI; he’s also the co-author of the new book The King’s Speech, the release of which coincides with the movie of the same name.
In Saturday’s National Post I talk to Canada Reads-winning author Nicolas Dickner about his new novel, Apocalypse for Beginners.
In today’s National Post, I chat with Stacy Schiff, author of Cleopatra: A Life.
In Monday’s National Post I chat with a few of those participating in Wrecking Ball’s latest ripped-from-the-headlines theatrical event, this time targetting the new Rob Ford administration.