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Interview: Nora Gold, in The Winnipeg Review

Nora Gold’s new novel The Dead Man explores the shadowy terrain of emotional obsession. Eve, a composer of sacred music and a music therapist, returns to Israel for a professional workshop only to find herself haunted by memories of a profound and devastating relationship. While Eve wanders the bustling streets of Jerusalem, she struggles to make sense of her tumultuous connection to Jake. It’s a book that asks important questions about the difficult roots of attachment and the complex work involved in healing our emotional wounds. Read more


The Chat…turns one

For the past year, I’ve run a popular author interview series called The Chat on one of Canada’s leading book blogging platforms, 49thShelf. We launched the series during last year’s Giller Prize season, interviewing each of the five Giller finalists (including 2015 winner Andre Alexis) and spotlighting each nominated title with an excerpt from the work, great reviews, and other highlights. Read more

Zsuzsi Dishes: The Writers Adventure Camp

Award-winning author Zsuzsi Gartner is a good friend and fantastic writer. She patiently ushered me through the creation of my first collection of short fiction, Beautiful Birds Are Flying All Around You, while I was an MFA student at UBC.

When I heard that Zsuzsi and some of her friends had launched a spectacular sounding writers adventure camp in beautiful Whistler, I wanted to get the lowdown. I tracked Zsuzsi down and she generously agreed to answer a few questions.

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Catching up with Neil Smith

I’ve been a huge fan of Neil Smith’s for some time. In fact, I’ve had a literary crush on Neil since the publication of his stellar collection Bang Crunch in 2007. Read more