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An AV version of the essay I wrote for the Star about the child sexual abuse I suffered as a boy.
The time, like fine desert sand, just slips away. But the images don’t. They stay with you forever. Even these old ones. The National newspaper that I worked for has done a wonderful job collating photographs from the U.A.E. going … Continue reading
The unseasonably, beautiful weather we’ve had last month (and even so far into October) has got me thinking of Septembers in Abu Dhabi, where I lived for almost four years. The perception is that the sun beats without interruption and … Continue reading
In 2002, a violent student protest at Concordia University in Montreal prevented Benjamin Netanyahu – בנימין נתניהו, now the prime minister of Israel, from delivering a speech. The events of that day inspired this novel, These Days Are Nights, which is … Continue reading
Long ago Denise and I ran a reading series in Montreal that sought to bring together friends in the literary communities of the city, English, French, and allophone. It seems, this weekend, heading into yet another provincial election that hinges … Continue reading
Here’s a link to the audio of the CBC-sponsored panel called “Montreal’s X Factor” in which I participated, pimping Everything I Own at the Blue Metropolis literary festival in April.
Have been invited to present at the 2013 AGM of the Modern Languages Association, to be held in Boston, Jan. 3-6. More details to follow, including title of panel and fellow presenters.
I’ll be signing copies of Everything I Own on February 12, a Sunday, at Chapters Pointe-Claire, from 1 to 3 p.m. Call ahead to reserve a copy: (514) 428-5500. This is in addition to a previously announced reading and signing at … Continue reading
Trevor Cole, a Hamilton novelist whose most recent work of fiction, Practical Jean, got a great review in the New York Times in November, runs a website called Authors Aloud. It’s dedicated to an understanding of the oral nature of … Continue reading