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The Questionless Books Interview: National Post Books Editor Mark Medley

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.

Mark Medley is the National Post’s Books Editor.

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The Afterword

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist Dennis Bock

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.

Dennis Bock is a novelist and short story writer with three critically acclaimed books: Olympia (1998), The Ash Garden (2001), and The Communist's Daughter (2006). He teaches at the University of Toronto.

Dennis's Links:

Books

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist, Editor, and Reviewer Michelle Berry

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: Novelist Camilla Gibb

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.

Camilla Gibb was born in London, England, and grew up in Toronto. She has a Ph.D. in social anthropology from Oxford University, but she escaped the academic world a decade ago in order to follow a life-long dream of writing fiction. To date, she has written four novels, which have been translated into 14 languages and published to rave reviews around the world. Sweetness in the Belly, was a national bestseller, a Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist, and winner of the Trillium Award for best book in Ontario. Her latest book is The Beauty of Humanity Movement.

Camilla's Links:

Website
Books

The Questionless Books Interview: Poet, Literary Organizer and Raconteur Sachiko Murakami

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.

Sachiko Murakami's first collection of poems, The Invisibility Exhibit (Talonbooks 2008), was a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her second collection, Rebuild, also from Talon, is hot off the presses. She has been a literary worker for numerous presses, journals, and organizations. Most recently, she initiated Project Rebuild, a collaborative poetry project. She lives in Toronto where she co-hosts the Pivot Reading Series and is at work on a novel.

Sachiko's Links:

Twitter
The Invisibility Exhibit
Rebuild
Toronto New School of Writing
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
Project Rebuild
Pivot Readings at the Press Club
Twitter @PivotReadings

The Questionless Books Interview: Poet, Journalist, and Editor Michael Lista

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.

Michael Lista is the author of Bloom, the critically acclaimed collection of poems that was named one of Quill and Quire's ten best books of 2010. His work has been nominated for the National Magazine Award, and twice for the Pushcart Prize. Lista is the Poetry Editor of The Walrus and he writes a popular monthly column, On Poetry, for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.

The Questionless Books Interview: Poet and Editor Natalie Zina Walschots

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.

Natalie Zina Walschots' first book of poetry, Thumbscrews (Snare Books, 2007) is a sadomasochistic exploration of poetic language. Her newest manuscript, Supervillains, explores the darker side of sexual desire and attraction. Her poetry has recently appeared in Carousel, broken pencil, The Peter F. Yacht Club, dANDelion, ditch, Last Supper, Misunderstandings Magazine, Open Letter, and Rampike. Natalie completed her MA in English/Creative Writing at the University of Calgary. She has served as the Managing Editor of both filling Station and dANDelion magazines. She also co-curated the Flywheel reading series from 2005 to 2008. She currently serves on the executive board of the Scream Literary Festival as the Volunteer Coordinator. She was recently employed as a writer-in-residence through the NOW HEAR THIS!/S.W.A.T. Program, the literacy outreach arm of the Descant Arts & Letters Foundation. She writes live concert reviews, album reviews, interviews, blog posts, and articles for Hellbound.ca, Alternative Matter, Angry Metal Guy, and About Heavy Metal, and is the Managing Editor of Canada Arts Connect. Her base of operations is located in Toronto.

Natalie's Links:

Website
Hellbound

The Questionless Books Interview: Publicist, Illustrator, and Novelist Evan Munday

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.

Evan Munday is the publicist for Toronto-based publisher Coach House Books. He also works as an illustrator whose work has appeared in books and magazines, including the novel Stripmalling, by Jon Paul Fiorentino. He is the author of the juvenile fiction title, The Dead Kid Detective Agency, being published Fall 2011 by ECW Press.

Evan's Links:

I Don't Like Mundays
Book
Twitter
Coach House Books

The Questionless Books Interview: Poet and Editor Elizabeth Bachinsky

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.

Elizabeth Bachinsky is the author of three collections of poetry, Curio (BookThug, 2005), Home of Sudden Service (Nightwood, 2006), and God of Missed Connections (Nightwood, 2009). Her work was nominated for the Governor General's Award for Poetry in 2006, the Kobzar Literary Award in 2009, the Pat Lowther Award in 2010, and the Bronwen Wallace Award in 2004. Her poems have appeared in literary journals, anthologies, and on film in Canada, the United States, France, Ireland, England, and China. She is an instructor of creative writing at Douglas College in New Westminster where she is Editor for Event magazine. (Photo by David Ellingsen)

Elizabeth's Links:

Books
Blog
Twitter

The Questionless Books Interview: Poet Dani Couture

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.

Dani Couture is writer who lives in Toronto. Her most recent collection of poetry, Sweet, was nominated for the Trillium Book Award for Poetry. Her novel, Algoma, is forthcoming from Invisible Publishing in Fall 2011.

Dani's Links:
Book
Website

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