Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

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Battle of the Blades

Just voted my possible ten times for Battle of the Blades. I couldn't vote for just one pair. The injury level was high for at least two of the pairs, and the very fact that these three pairs had begun skating together only a few months ago meant that each of them had achieved something fantastic. I have been injured for more than six years now, and my particular injury has given me dyslexia and an inability to hang onto all the threads that it takes to write a novel. I want to get better, and to be able to play with ideas again in book-form. Writing to me was always more like weaving clouds than work. Tonight I saw six figure-skaters "surprised by joy", as a great writer once described it. Together, they (and I) all realized that the apparently impossible is never what it seems.

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