Reading

Jim Christy - Nine O'Clock Gun - Reading

Jim Christy – Nine O’Clock Gun – Reading

Jim Christy launched his new novel Nine O’Clock Gun, published by Ekstasis Editions as part of their Ekstasis Noir lineup, at Victoria’s James Joyce Bistro. The book is the fourth and final novel to feature private eye Gene Castle. Christy, a poet, novelist and essayist, is also a musician and is off to Australia for [...]

Terence Byrnes - Closer to Home - Interview

Terence Byrnes – Closer to Home – Interview

Terence Byrnes LP: You have been taking photographs for many years, what drew you to writers? TB: Well, I’ve also been writing. My first collection of short stories was called Wintering Over, I published an anthology called Matinees Daily, wrote for many magazines, and, during a dark and busy period of my life, ghost-wrote other [...]

Patrick Lane - Red Dog, Red Dog - Reading

Patrick Lane – Red Dog, Red Dog – Reading

Writer Patrick Lane noted for his poetry and his award winning memoir There Is A Season gave a reading from his first novel Red Dog, Red Dog at the Alix Goolden Hall. The reading was sponsored by Munro’s Books. Writers Brian Brett and Bill Gaston photographed following the reading. Munro’s Jessica Walker and writer John [...]

Patrick Blennerhassett - Monument -  Interview

Patrick Blennerhassett – Monument – Interview

LP: Monument’s characters are heavy drinking, drug abusing, amoral, racist, violent, misogynist young men yet somehow the reader remains interested rather than simply repelled by the characters. Was this a challenge when writing the book? PB: Definitely, I wanted people to be torn about cheering for Seth in particular. I wanted him to be an [...]

Brian Brennan - The Good Steward - Interview

Brian Brennan – The Good Steward – Interview

LP: Your latest book ‘The Good Steward: The Ernest C. Manning Story’ published by Fifth House (Fitzhenry & Whiteside) is just out. Can you summarize your subject? BB: The book is about a Saskatchewan farmer’s son who came to Calgary as a teenager in the 1920s to become a Bible preacher and ended up combining [...]

Miriam Toews - The Flying Troutmans and Dede Crane - The Cult of Quick Repair

Miriam Toews – The Flying Troutmans and Dede Crane – The Cult of Quick Repair

A double bill at Victoria’s Alix Goolden Hall had Victoria writer Dede Crane leading off with a reading from her new short story collection The Cult Of Quick Repair followed by award winning Winnipeg novelist Miriam Toews reading from her new novel The Flying Troutmans. Toews last novel A Complicated Kindness won the Governor-General’s Award. [...]

Andrew Pyper - The Killing Circle - Reading

Andrew Pyper – The Killing Circle – Reading

Toronto writer Andrew Pyper made a stop in Victoria to give a reading at Chapters bookstore for his newest novel The Killing Circle. He was interviewed by Jo-Ann Roberts of CBC’s All Points West following the reading.

Ronald Wright - What Is America? - Reading

Ronald Wright – What Is America? – Reading

Several hundred people turned out to hear essayist, historian and novelist Ronald Wright read from his new book What is America? at Victoria’s Alix Goolden Hall. The event was sponsored by Munro’s Books.