Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

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The Questionless Books Interview: Poet Alice Burdick

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

Alice's third collection, Holler, was released this spring through Mansfield Press. Her poems have also appeared in Shift & Switch: New Canadian Poetry (The Mercury Press, Fall 2005), Surreal Estate: 13 Canadian Poets Under the Influence, An Anthology of Surrealist Canadian Poetry (The Mercury Press, Fall 2004), and in Pissing Ice: An Anthology of 'New' Canadian Poets, (BookThug, 2004).

Alice's Links:

Site
Books

The Questionless Books Interview: Musician and Author Dave Bidini

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

Dave Bidini is a journalist and author and a founding member of the acclaimed rock band Rheostatics. He currently performs with the BidiniBand, whose first album, The Land Is Wild, was released in 2009. He has published numerous novels, and non-fiction books about sports and music.

Dave's Links:

Website
Books
Twitter

The Questionless Books Interview: Cartoonist and Illustrator Patricia Storms

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

Patricia Storms is an award-winning cartoonist, as well as a children's book illustrator and author. Her picture book The Pirate and the Penguin was named one of the top 10 Great Books for Children for 2011, by the Canadian Toy Testing Council. She is also the new cartoonist who write & draws Chirp, the much-loved yellow bird from Owlkids. Her latest illustrated books are Snowy Science, published by Scholastic Canada, and Kid Confidential: An Insider's Guide to Grown-Ups, published by Walker and Company. Patricia lives and creates in Toronto, with her husband and two fat cats in a cosy old house full to the brim with books.

Patricia's Links:

Site
Twitter

The Questionless Books Interview: Editor, Critic, and Blogger Steven W. Beattie

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

Steven W. Beattie is the review editor of Quill & Quire. He maintains the literary blog That Shakespearean Rag.

Steven's Links:

That Shakespearean Rag
The Quill and Quire

I am frequently confused.

I am known to say things I later regret.

I do this in print, all too often.

The Questionless Books Interview: Editor and Writer Melissa Bull

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

Melissa Bull is the editor of Maisonneuve Magazine's column, “Writing from Quebec,” as well as the editor of Playboy’s humour website, The Smoking Jacket. Her poetry and fiction have been published in Event, Lemon Hound, Maisonneuve, Pistol and Matrix, among other places. She lives in Montreal.

Melissa's Links:

Maisonneuve
Bullpenned

The Questionless Books Interview: Poet and Filmmaker David Seymour

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

David Seymour’s first book, Inter Alia (Brick Books, 2005) was short-listed for the Gerald Lampert Award for the best first book of poetry. His second book, For Display Purposes Only, will be published by Coach House Books in 2013. Along with working in the film industry David is also a member of the editorial board for Goose Lane Editions, and is a copy editor/second reader for Brick Books.

David's Links:

Inter Alia
Brick Books

The Questionless Books Interview: Author and Ontario Arts Council Literature Officer John Degen

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

John Degen is a poet and novelist whose work has won a number of national awards and short-list nominations. His debut novel, The Uninvited Guest, was short-listed for the Amazon.ca First Novel Award in 2006. John is the Literature Officer for the Ontario Arts Council, administering grant programs for the province’s professional writers, publishers and literary presenters. From 2003 to 2008 he was Executive Director of the Professional Writers Association of Canada (PWAC), overseeing the organization’s growth in budget, membership and profile. Before that he was head of communications for Magazines Canada. From 1993 to 2000 he was the publisher and editor of ink magazine.

John's Links:

The Book Room Podcast
Author Blog
OAC Literature

The Questionless Books Interview: Critic, Poet, and Train Guy Zachariah Wells

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

Zachariah Wells lives with his wife and son in Halifax, where he writes, edits and rides trains. He is the author of Unsettled and Track and Trace and the editor of the sonnet anthology Jailbreaks

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Blog

The Questionless Books Interview: Author and Editor Jessica Westhead

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

The Questionless Books Interview: Illustrator and Cartoonist Willow Dawson

In The Questionless Books Interview, I get a whole bunch of books people (from authors to editors to publishers to sales / publicity / production people, booksellers, designers, librarians, readers, etc) to "answer" a series of unspoken "questions". The results highlight a delightful mix of the opportunities and challenges facing our sector: from doom and gloom to sunshine and rainbows, and every irony in between.

Willow Dawson is an illustrator and cartoonist working out of the RAID Comics Studio in downtown Toronto. She is the creator of Hyena in Petticoats: The Story of Suffragette Nellie McClung (Penguin Canada), Lila and Ecco's Do-It-Yourself Comics Club (Kids Can Press) and illustrator of award-winning graphic novels: No Girls Allowed with Susan Hughes (Kids Can Press) and Violet Miranda: Girl Pirate with Emily Pohl-Weary (Kiss Machine). Dawson just completed the illustrations for the upcoming science book The Big Green Book of the Big Blue Sea with Helaine Becker (Kids Can Press, ETA: April 2012) and is currently in development of 100 Mile House (excerpts published at Top Shelf 2.0). Dawson's illustration clients include: Owl Magazine, Kids Can Press, Penguin Canada, McGraw-Hill Ryerson Ltd., Top Shelf Comics, Metaviews, YWCA Canada, LGBTQ Parenting Network, and more.

Willow's Links:

Website
Hyena in Petticoats
Lila and Ecco’s DIY Comics Club
No Girls Allowed

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