Category: Interview

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Writing Fiction as Pipe Laying

by Katy Wimhurst

The following is an outtake from an upcoming interview with Gail Anderson-Dargatz in The Puritan’s Issue 36, Winter 2017. Stay tuned to our News & Announcements for the launch.

Katy Wimhurst: I’ve seen you quote John Gregory Dunne’s comment,

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Interview with Evan Hoskins

by Jason Freure

Evan Hoskins is the founder of the Slackline Creative Arts Series, which takes place monthly at Burdock Brewery. Slackline is an event that crosses genres and supports emerging artists.

Jason Freure: The Slackline Creative Arts Series seems to be a kind of heir to the Emerging Writers series. How did that come about?

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Interview with Ashley Little

by Danila Botha

I first met Ashley Little at the Toronto book launch of her dark debut novel, Prick: Confessions of a Tattoo Artist (Tightrope Books, 2011). She has since written the excellent Anatomy of a Girl Gang (Arsenal Pulp, 2013), which won the Ethel Wilson fiction prize, and was a finalist for the City of Vancouver Book Awards.

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Titles, Touring, Snapchat, and Adele: A Conversation with Greg Zorko

by Suzanna Derewicz

The first time I stumbled upon Greg Zorko’s work was this past summer with the launch of Peach Mag. The folks at Metatron (also the publishers of his book, Ghost In The Club) shared the poems on their Facebook page. I had been spending a lot of time working to find specificity in my own poetry and questioning what I was trying to say through my work.

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Interview with Eliza Robertson

by Rory Gleeson

Eliza Robertson is a Canadian writer based in the UK, currently completing a PhD at the University of East Anglia, and is the author of Wallflowers. She talked with Rory Gleeson, an Irish writer coming to the end of a two-year stay in Canada, via a dodgy Skype connection.

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BC Publishing Spotlight: Donna Macdonald

by Nathaniel G. Moore

Over the past several months, The Town Crier has been featuring short interviews with Canadian authors published by BC publishers, conducted by BC publishing professionals. The latest in the series is an interview with the Sunshine Coast’s Nathaniel G. Moore, author of Jettison (Anvil Press),

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An Interview with Daphné B. and Marie Darsigny

by Geneviève Robichaud

It is a somewhat rainy Saturday evening in Montreal. We—Klara du Plessis and I (Geneviève Robichaud)—are expecting Marie Darsigny and Daphné B. at my place for dinner to discuss the fact that they write in a second language and across languages, sometimes combining both French and English. What struck me most was the level of intimacy we reached in such a short amount of time.

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“Like Trying Really Hard to Ride a Really Bad Bicycle”: Interview with Thomas Molander

by Fawn Parker

Thomas Molander is a musician and writer from BC currently living in Montreal. His forthcoming novel is called The Article Man. He is editor and co-founder of Bad Nudes Magazine.

Fawn Parker: I’m thinking about using Jarett Kobek as a launching pad here. You were telling me recently about his book I Hate the Internet.

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Interview with Jacqueline Valencia

by Suzanna Derewicz

I first met Jacqueline when we were featured together at the EW Reading Series back in March. Next I saw her was at the book launch for There Is No Escape Out Of Time back in July at The Supermarket in Kensington (Toronto) where I became interested in writing a post about the book.

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BC Publishing Spotlight: Michael Johnson

by Nathaniel G. Moore

Over the next couple of months, The Puritan’s Town Crier blog will feature short interviews with Canadian authors published by BC publishers, conducted by BC publishing professionals. The latest in the series is an interview with Nathaniel G. Moore, a columnist with subTerrain magazine and BC poet Michael Johnson,