September 20, 2016
The Joys of Being on Book Tour
Hi Open Book Readers,I really love touring. I love doing readings, and I try to do as many as I can. So far, for For All the Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known, I’ve read at Resonance Reading ...
September 16, 2016
Interview with Zoe Whittall: a Conversation About Writing, Characterization and Empathy with One of My Literary Heroes
Zoe Whittall is one of my literary heroes. I remember the day that I discovered her first book, the feeling of relief and excitement as I read each page. I was studying Creative Writing, and feeling depressed ...
September 15, 2016
Interview with Jowita Bydlowska on Writing Fiction, Her Literary Inspirations and Her New Novel, Guy
Jowita Bydlowska is one of the most exciting writers in Canada. Her first book, Drunk Mom (Penguin, 2012)is a beautifully written, fearless and deeply introspective memoir about motherhood and overcoming ...
September 12, 2016
Excerpt from for All the Men (And Some of the Women) I've Known
Hi Open Book Readers,I want to share one of the short stories from For All the Men (and Some of the Women) I've Known.The book is divided into sections: Meeting, Falling In, Falling Out, Friendship and ...
September 07, 2016
Interview with Amy Jones: Ideas, Characters and the Importance of Representing Northern Ontario in Literature
Amy Jones’ We’re All In This Together (M&S, 2016) is a remarkable debut novel. Featuring an idiosyncratic family of characters who are vulnerable, at times hilarious, and always completely believable, ...
September 04, 2016
Interview with Chad Pelley
Chad Pelley is one of my favourite writers. We first met at Word on the Street in Halifax, in 2010, when he was touring for his impressive debut novel, Away From Everywhere (Breakwater Books, 2009) and ...
September 04, 2016
Interview with Megan Coles, on Writing, Feminism and Language
Megan Coles’ debut collection of short stories, Eating Habits of the Chronically Lonesome, is one of the most exciting books I’ve read this year. It has won multiple awards, including a Relit award. ...
September 01, 2016
Hello Open Book Readers!
I’m incredibly happy to be this month’s Writer in Residence.I’m so honoured to join the list of writers whose work I love, who’ve been writers in residence in the past.The timing is perfect because ...
August 25, 2016
On Writing, with Danila Botha
August 25, 2016 - We're excited to introduce our September 2016 writer-in-residence, Danila Botha, author of For All the Men (and Some of the Women) I’ve Known (Tightrope Books). Known for crafting ...