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The Word on the Street interview series: Tony Burgess

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Tony Burgess

Today's installment of our The Word on the Street interview series features Tony Burgess, author of Idaho Winter (ECW Press).

Open Book's interview series features authors appearing at the Vibrant Voices of Ontario tent, a brand-new element at WOTS which is supported by the OMDC (Ontario Media Development Corporation), and which features some of the best fiction, poetry and non-fiction being produced by writers and publishers in our fine province.

Stay tuned to Open Book: Toronto this month for more interviews and a series of exciting contests in partnership with Word on the Street! Check out the first contest here.

Open Book:

Tell us about what you’ll be reading in the Vibrant Voices tent.

Tony Burgess:

I’ll be reading from Idaho Winter (ECW). It’s a YA [young adult] parody.

OB:

The Vibrant Voices tent celebrates Ontario authored and published books. Tell us about a favourite Ontario author or book.

TB:

My fave Ontario writer is Derek McCormack — The Show That Smells.

OB:

Word on the Street happens simultaneously in Toronto, Vancouver, Lethbridge, Saskatoon, Kitchener and Halifax. If you could be in two places at once, which WOTS festival (in addition to Toronto) would you attend on September 25?

TB:

Vancouver.

OB:

What can you tell us about your next project?

TB:

Working on a film adaptation of Idaho Winter for Federgreen Entertainment.


Tony Burgess lives in Stayner, Ontario, with his wife Rachel and their two children. He is the author of The Hellmouths of Bewdley, Pontypool Changes Everything, Caesarea, and Fiction for Lovers, which won the ReLit Award. Pontypool was made into a film by Bruce McDonald.

For more information about Idaho Winter please visit the ECW website.

Buy this book at your local independent bookstore or online at Chapters/Indigo or Amazon.

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