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A Writer’s Life: The Margaret Laurence Lectures

Blurb: For anyone who loves great literature — or aspires to write it — this is an essential collection, full of insight, wisdom, humour, and candour from Canada’s most important and beloved literary figures. For the past twenty-five years, the Writers’ Trust of Canada‘s annual lecture series, the Margaret Laurence Memorial Lecture, has invited some of […]

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How to read a book

Blurb: An award-winning novelist reveals the books that have captivated her and the influence they have had on her life and writing. Highlighting a true love affair with books, this story emphasizes the transformative power of the written word. Thoughts: I wanted to get a less serious (or maybe a writer’s) perspective of how to […]

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Chance Particulars

Blurb: The goal of the writer is to live with the keenness of the foreigner. To experience, wide-eyed, the sensations aroused and the events offered up by a peculiar surround and then to evoke them so brightly on the page that the reader, too, experiences the foreigner’s frisson. A time-honored way this is accomplished is […]

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What I Talk About When I Talk About Running

Blurb: In 1982, having sold his jazz bar to devote himself to writing, Haruki Murakami began running to keep fit. A year later, he’d completed a solo course from Athens to Marathon, and now, after dozens of such races, not to mention triathlons and a dozen critically acclaimed books, he reflects upon the influence the sport has […]

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Content creation? Oh, my word!

Every writer/author has a website these days. So, I knew I had to make one too. Not because everyone else has one but because of the following reasons: 1)             It helps people understand what I do. I have had many interesting reactions from people when I tell them I am a writer. Some go, ‘oh which […]