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The Questionless Books Interview: Publisher and Books Visionary Richard Nash

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellerss, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Richard Nash is an independent publishing entrepreneur, presently launching Cursor, a start-up portfolio of social publishing imprints the first of which, Red Lemonade, will launch in 2011 with a new story collection from Lynne Tillman and debut novels from Kio Stark and Vanessa Veselka. For most of the past decade, he ran the iconic indie Soft Skull Press for which work he was awarded the Association of American Publishers' Miriam Bass Award for Creativity in Independent Publishing in 2005. In 2006, Publishers Weekly picked him as one of the ten editors to watch in the coming decade. The last book he edited, Lydia Millet's Love in Infant Monkeys, was a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Fiction. This year the Utne Reader named him one of Fifty Visionaries Changing Your World and Mashable.com picked him as the #1 Twitter User Changing the Shape of Publishing.

The Questionless Books Interview: Stranded Astronaut and Poet Christian Bök

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellerss, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Christian Bök is the author of Crystallography (Coach House Press, 1994), a ’pataphysical encyclopedia nominated for the Gerald Lampert Award for Best Poetic Debut, and ’Pataphysics: The Poetics of an Imaginary Science (Northwestern University Press, 2001). His book Eunoia won the 2002 Griffin Poetry Prize and is the best-selling Canadian poetry book of all time. Bök has created artificial languages for Gene Roddenberry’s Earth: Final Conflict and Peter Benchley’s Amazon. His conceptual artwork has appeared at the Marianne Boesky Gallery in New York City as part of the exhibit Poetry Plastique. He currently teaches at the University of Calgary.

Christian's Books:

Eunoia
Crystallography
'Pataphysics

Christian's Links:

Twitter

I am...
a stranded astronaut--but I would prefer to be a time traveller from the future.

The Questionless Books Interview: Publicist and Internet Personality Julie Wilson

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellers, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Julie Wilson is a writer and professional fan. She's the curator of the online literary voyeurism project Seen Reading, founder of Book Madam & Associates, and host of The Book Madam Book Club, a monthly live chat featuring a book and its author.

Julie's Books:

Truly, Madly, Deadly: The Unofficial True Blood Companion (under the pen name Becca Wilcott)

Julie's Links:

Book Madam

The Questionless Books Interview: Publisher and Editor Alana Wilcox

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellers, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Alana Wilcox is the Editorial Director of Coach House Books and one of the founders of the uTOpia series. She’s the author of a novel, A Grammar of Endings, and she does a lot of book-industry advocacy work.

Alana's Book:

A Grammar of Endings

Alana's links:

Coach House Books
uTOpia

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist Andrew Pyper

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellers, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Andrew Pyper is the author of four novels, most recently, The Killing Circle. His new book, The Guardians, is being published in January.

Andrew's Books:

The Guardians
The Killing Circle

The Questionless Books Interview: Poet, Critic, and Blogger Sina Queyras

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellers, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Sina Queyras is the author of Slip, Teethmarks and Lemon Hound, which won the Lambda and the Pat Lowther awards for poetry, and the editor of Open Field: 30 Contemporary Canadian Poets. She currently lives in Montreal.

Sina's Books:

Unleashed
Expressway
Lemon Hound

The Questionless Books Interview: Hannah Sung

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellers, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Hannah Sung is an avid reader, writer, former MuchMusic and CBC broadcaster, and the former host of CBC Books. She is also (un)healthily engaged with National Novel Writing Month, which she's turned into a sort of Write-a-thon for the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Hannah's links:

National Novel Writing Month

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist Margaret Atwood

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellers, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Margaret Atwood is... well... Margaret Atwood. A novelist, poet, entrepreneur, speaker, and now web personality, she lives in Toronto.

The Questionless Books Interview: Journalist and Public Relations Expert Elana Rabinovitch

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellers, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist and Giller Prize nominee Kathleen Winter

Inspired by the Proust Questionnaire, The Questionless Books Interview gets a host of lit-types (authors, editors, publishers, publicists, designers, booksellers, readers, bloggers, journalists, etc.) to finish a bunch of statements about the state of literature and the "future of books".

Kathleen Winter has written dramatic and documentary scripts for Sesame Street and CBC Television. Her first collection of short stories, boYs, was the winner of both the Winterset Award and the 2006 Metcalfe-Rooke Award. A long-time resident of St. John's, Newfoundland, she now lives in Montreal.

Kathleen's books:

Annabel

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