Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015


The Entitled Interview with Eric Beck Rubin

Eric Beck Rubin's School of Velocity (Doubleday Canada) marks the arrival of a talented new voice in CanLit.

The novel follows Jan de Vries, whose virtuoso talent at the piano promised him a stunning career. His soaring progress is cut short however, when he begins to experience auditory hallucinations. The hallucinations do more than rob him of his musical destiny, however; they unlock a flood of memories around his childhood best friend, Dirk.

As the pressure of the hallucinations drive Jan to action, a stunning story of friendship, obsession, and lifelong love is slowly revealed through Rubin's arresting prose.

The Lucky Seven Interview, with Amanda West Lewis

In The Pact (Red Deer Press), Amanda West Lewis tackles difficult historical subject matter in the context of a compelling story about a young boy.

Peter Gruber is a War Child — a German child pulled into the horrifying events of the Second World War. As Peter struggles against the indoctrination and propaganda of Nazi Germany, The Pact delves into the complex and troubling history of children on both sides of the most deadly war in modern history.

JF Robitaille: Minor Dedications


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