The Sisters Brothers is one of the better things I’ve read this year; I talk to the book’s author, Patrick deWitt, in Saturday’s National Post.
In Tuesday’s National Post I talk to Andrew Westoll about The Chimps of Fauna Sanctuary, his account of a summer spent living with a troupe of chimpanzees, and chat with Robin Mather about her newest book, The Feast Nearby.
I interviewed Zsuzsi Gartner earlier this month about her sophomore collection of short fiction, Better Living Through Plastic Explosives. I write about it here.
Philip Roth won the Man Booker International Prize. One of the judges isn’t happy. What’s up with that?
Later this week, a group of Toronto writers and musicians will celebrate the life and work of Daniel Jones, a Toronto poet and novelist who died in 1994. I write about Jones in today’s paper.
When I was an intern at The Globe and Mail way back in 2006, one of the first people I interviewed was Randy Boyagoda, whose novel Governor of the Northern Province had just been longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize. His latest, Beggar’s Feast, has just been released, and I sat down with him to talk about the book.
The Toronto Comic Arts Festival takes place this weekend; I preview it in Saturday’s National Post. Also: I sit down with South Korean novelist Kyung-sook Shin to talk about her new book Please Look After Mom.