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The Questionless Books Interview: Poet Damian Rogers

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.

Damian Rogers was born and raised in suburban Detroit. Her first book is Paper Radio, ECW, 2009. She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a graduate degree from the Bennington Writing Seminars in Bennington, Vermont. Her poems have been published in Brick Magazine, The Walrus, Salt Hill, MoonLit, and This Magazine. She lives in Toronto.

Damian's Links:

Paper Radio
Blog

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist, Poet and Mother, Alison Pick

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.

Alison Pick is the author of the poetry collections Question & Answer and The Dream World, and the novel The Sweet Edge. Her most recent novel Far to Go was a Top 10 Book of 2010 at the Toronto Star and NOW, and the winner of the Words Worthy Award. It will be published in Canada, the US, the UK, Italy and the Netherlands. Currently on Faculty at the Banff Centre for the Arts Wired Writing Studio, Alison Pick lives in Toronto.

Alison's Links:

Site
Alison's Books
Agent Page

The Questionless Books Interview: Literary Agent Marilyn Biderman

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.

Marilyn Biderman recently founded her own literary agency, Marilyn Biderman Literary Management. Until September 2009, she was the Vice President, Rights and Contracts at McClelland & Stewart, where she had worked for twelve years. Marilyn has taught at the publishing programs at Ryerson University, Simon Fraser University, Humber College, and Centennial College. She has also mentored many publishers under the auspices of the Association of Canadian Publishers and the Canada Council. She is also a lawyer, the author of several papers on copyright law, a juror for literary competitions, and a passionate balletomane.

Marilyn's Links:

MBLM

The Questionless Books Interview: Editor, Blogger, and Writer Jason Boog

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.

After spending two years on top of a mountain in Peace Corps Guatemala, Jason Boog chased the dream of every skinny Midwestern writer boy with glasses: to starve to death in New York City. He's an editor at MediaBistro.com's publishing blog, GalleyCat and an adjunct instructor at New York University’s School of Journalism, and has written for The Believer, Salon.com, The Revealer, and Peace Corps Writers. He also worked for three years as a staff writer at the investigative reporting publication, Judicial Reports.

Jason's Links:

MediaBistro
GalleyCat
The Believer
Granta
Salon
Evernote

The Questionless Books Interview: Writer, Critic, and Metaphor Expert James Geary

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.

James Geary is the author of I is an Other: The Secret Life of Metaphor and How It Shapes the Way We See the World as well as two books celebrating the art of the aphorism: The World in a Phrase: A Brief History of the Aphorism and Geary's Guide to the World's Great Aphorists.

James' Links:

I is an Other
Other Books
Personal Site
All Aphorisms, All the Time
TED Talk on Metaphor

The Questionless Books Interview: Critic and Blogger Sam Jordison

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.

Sam Jordison is a writer and blogger. Most of his journalism about books can be found on The Guardian. He also writes for Salon Futura and a few other outlets in the UK. He's written a few humour books for the UK market, the most famous of which was called Crap Towns. Meanwhile, the least embarrassing of his attempts at short fiction can be found online at 3AM magazine.

Sam's Links:

The Guardian
Salon Futura
3AM magazine

Questionless Books Interview: Literary Agent Samantha Haywood

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.

Previous to joining TLA in January 2004, Samantha was the Assistant Rights Manager for Random House of Canada Limited where she actively sold subsidiary rights and foreign rights, selling direct to the US, UK and ANZ markets and for translation in coordination with 23 subagents world-wide. Prior to that she was the Foreign Rights Manager for Westwood Creative Artists selling their client list for international publication.

Samantha's Links:

Transatlantic Literary Agency
Twitter

The Questionless Books Interview: Penguin Publicist Stephen Myers

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.

Stephen Myers is a publicist and book lover known for his crazy schemes to promote books. Like most book publicists, he lives in Toronto where he works for Penguin Canada.

Stephen's Links:

Penguin

The Questionless Books Interview: Publisher and Editor Patrick Crean

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.

Patrick Crean has been deeply involved in the publishing industry for the last forty years, for the last ten as Publisher and Editor of Thomas Allen. Over the years Patrick as worked with a veritable who's-who of Canlit, and is widely recognized for both his eye for new talent and his ability to recontextualize veteren writers so the public sees their work anew.

The Questionless Books Interview: Kobo Guru Michael Tamblyn

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 Tamblyn is the EVP Content, Sales & Merchandising at Kobo Inc. He's also a dad, reader, tool-maker, cook, bookseller, crossfit-er, start-upper, MBA-in-recovery, presentation jockey, and ace dishwasher.

Michael's Links:

Kobo
Personal Site
Twitter

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