Interview

Jack Hodgins - New Novel The Master of Happy Endings

Jack Hodgins – New Novel The Master of Happy Endings

Here’s a few photographs I took of Jack Hodgins last week for an interview that ran in the Oak Bay News. I hadn’t seen Jack in a couple of years so it was great to have a few minutes to chat. His latest novel The Master Of Happy Endings is  just out.

Richard Harrison - Interview - Hockey, Poetry and Comic Books

Richard Harrison – Interview – Hockey, Poetry and Comic Books

LP: You have a new book of essays coming out, a book you co-edited  (with Jamie Dopp) on hockey called Now is the Winter. What can you  tell us about this book? RH: Let me sell it: if you want to think about hockey inside and outside the rink, inside and outside the arena, inside [...]

Will Ferguson - Beyond Belfast - Interview

Will Ferguson – Beyond Belfast – Interview

LP: You’ve got a new book out, a travel book, Beyond Belfast, published by Penguin. What’s it about? WF: It’s about a two-month, 560 mile hike I did along the Ulster Way “the longest waymarked trail in the British Isles.” It was bogs, banshees and blood sausage. With sheer-drop coastlines, crumbling castles and many’s a [...]

First Novel In Progress - Catherine 'Cat' George - One Year, One Book

First Novel In Progress – Catherine ‘Cat’ George – One Year, One Book

Cat George finished her last shift as a journalist on Friday March 13 and tomorrow, Monday March 15,  she starts work on her first novel. LP:  You’re writing a first book and at the same time a blog about that experience. Doesn’t that put a lot of pressure on you as a writer? CG: Yes, [...]

Aritha van Herk – Interview

LP: Your book Mavericks, An Incorrigible History of Alberta published in 2001, was transformed into a Glenbow Museum online exhibit in 2007. How did that come about? When I wrote Mavericks, I was almost ambushed by my own interest in Alberta´s history.  Like most Albertans, I don´t think of it as a place with a [...]

Nicole Markotic - Interview

Nicole Markotic – Interview

LP: You have a novel coming out shortly? What can you tell us about it? NM: OK, I’m not the greatest at speaking about my own books, but I’ll give this a whirl… Here’s what we came up with for the back blurb: Scrapbook of My Years as a Zealot is a narrative of longing [...]

John W. MacDonald - Ottawa Photographer - Interview

John W. MacDonald – Ottawa Photographer – Interview

LP: John, you’re a visual chronicler of Ottawa, do you see Ottawa as a documentary project? JWM: I guess I see myself as photographer who happens to live in Ottawa. I don’t necessarily think of myself documenting Ottawa as a project. That would imply that I have a vision and a plan which I don’t. [...]

Theresa Kishkan - Red Laredo Boots and Phantom Limb - Interview

Theresa Kishkan – Red Laredo Boots and Phantom Limb – Interview

LP: You’ve had two books of essays published Red Laredo Boots ( New Star Books ) and Phantom Limb ( Thistledown Press ). What is it about the essay form that interests you as a writer? tk: I have a curious and undisciplined mind. I’m interested in the details of a place, a time, the [...]

Bob Stallworthy - In Silhouette, Profiles of Alberta Writers - Interview

Bob Stallworthy – In Silhouette, Profiles of Alberta Writers – Interview

When I first began my project photographing writers, in Calgary in the late 90′s, Bob Stallworthy was my first subject. The photo above is from that shoot. The photograph is included in my first book of portraits First Chapter published by the Banff Centre Press. ————————————————————————————————————————- LP: In Silhouette, Profiles of Alberta Writers is series [...]

John Barton - Interview

John Barton – Interview

LP: You’ve just started a Writer in Residence gig at the Saskatoon Public Library. How long will you be there? JOB: The position last nine months from the beginning of September 2008 to the end of May 2009. LP: Why did you decide to go to Saskatoon? JOB: I grew up on the prairies, in [...]