December 21, 2017View Post
Totally thrilled and most delighted to have What Remains make the CBC’s hot list for Best Non-fiction of 2017!
Not only am I honoured to be in the fine literary company of David Sedaris and Masha Gessen on Heather Mallick’s hotlist of non-fiction for 2017, but also beyond thrilled to have been described as the little girl in a Velazquez painting!
Read it here:
Check out my recent interview with TVO’s lovely Nam Kiwanuka: http://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/the-art-of-being-captivating
Honoured to be part of the @ourcanada150 summer reading list!
A lot of readers have asked me why we didn’t include family photos in What Remains other than the one image on the cover. Truthfully my publisher and I did originally consider it, but since the book isn’t really a biography or family history but more of a literary memoir, we ultimately decided against it. The other issue for me was that I didn’t want to end using images in the book that weren’t truly stellar.
This was until I had the opportunity to collaborate with the extremely gifted photographer and filmmaker Katherine Knight. After reading the book, Katherine came up with her own short list …
Spotted at Type books in Toronto’s Forest Hill village–just in time for the big day!
Here’s a taste of photographer and documentary filmmaker’s beautiful photographs of some of the starring objects from What Remains. On May 10th, Knight and I will offer a response to each other’s work, as we talk objects and their role in memory at the Textile museum.
Bowled over by Lisa Tant’s enthusiasm for the book–and her styling skills!
3 good things about spending a Saturday driving around to bookstores in Southern ontario:
The day in question was Authors 4 Indies day, a day in support of small independent bookstores; Trapped in a car most of the day shuttling between Toronto and main streets in Uxbridge, Cobourg and Port Hope, I was in the fine company of my fellow authors Nicole Lundrigan and Ian Hamilton, who kept me amused with horror stories of traveling in Guyana; This sign, warning others that our vehicle was well stocked with Canadian writers–a dangerous cargo if there ever was one.