Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

My last day

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September went a lot faster than I thought it would. But I guess that goes for the rest of the year, too. Did anyone else find that? 2008 will go down as the fastest on record, somewhere on the internet. Here, I guess. Perhaps it's because of the Hadron Collider. Fear not, however. They've apparently put tests on hold for a while.

Hopefully that's not a sign that they've already screwed things up beyond hope.

Word on the Street this year was pretty fun. I love playing and reading new work. But I never should have agreed to do the author signing afterward. Never do a signing three years after your last book came out. You just end up looking foolish beside Andrew Pyper and his brand new page-turner.

I don't think I ever really got comfortable here, either. Every day, I'm becoming more and more of a hermit, and retreating from telling people what I'm thinking instead of putting it on a blog for all to see. I feel like Paul Newman, but without the huge celebrity I need to hide from. Or the wads of cash from a food business that I can give to charity. Great article about him here:http://www.vanityfair.com/culture/features/2008/09/newman200809

And congrats to Caribou for winning the Polaris Prize.

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Chris Eaton

Chris Eaton is the author of two novels: the inactivist (Insomniac Press, 2003) and The Grammar Architect (Insomniac Press, 2005). He also writes and performs music in the band Rock Plaza Central.

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