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The Questionless Books Interview: Writer and Editor Jon Paul Fiorentino

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: Giller Nominee Russell Wangersky

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: Fictionista Elisabeth de Mariaffi

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 Christine Pountney

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.

Christine Pountney’s third novel, Sweet Jesus, is out with M&S September 11th. She has two previous novels published with Faber&Faber, teaches creative writing at UofT, has written for Brick, The Walrus, Elle, Nuvo, The New Quarterly, The New York Times Magazine and The Guardian. She is interested the intersection between the sacred and the profane.

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist Tanis Rideout

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 Samuel Thomas Martin

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.

Samuel Thomas Martin is the author of This Ramshackle Tabernacle, which was shortlisted for the 2010 BMO Winterset Award and longlisted for the 2011 ReLit Award for Short Fiction. His reviews and stories have appeared in journals in both Canada and the U.S., and his jalapeno chili once made someone cry. Originally from Ontario, he now lives in Newfoundland with his wife Samantha and their dog Vader.

Samuel's Links:

A Blessed Snarl
Dark Art Cafe
49th Shelf Interview

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist and Journalist Russell Smith

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.

Russell Smith’s most recent novel is Girl Crazy (HarperCollins). He is currently adapting it for cinema, for New Real Films and House of Films, Toronto. He writes on art and culture every Thursday in the Globe and Mail.

Russell's Links:

Girl Crazy

The Questionless Books Interview: Novelist and Screenwriter Tony Burgess

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.

Tony Burgess writes fiction and screenplays. He was nominated for Genie Award for the screen adaptation of his second novel Pontypool Changes Everything. He has won the Relit Award twice for Fiction for Lovers and Ravenna Gets. His latest novel Idaho Winter is shortlisted for the Trillium Book Award. He lives in Stayner, with his wife, Rachel and their two kids, Griffin and Camille.

Tony's Links:

Books
Twitter

The Questionless Books Interview: Journalist and Author Leah McLaren

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.

Leah McLaren has been a national columnist with the Globe and Mail since 1999. From 2002-2004 she served as London correspondent, and was nominated for a National Newspaper Award for her work there. Her first novel, The Continuity Girl, published by HarperCollins Canada and Warner US, was an instant national bestseller, spending nine weeks on the Globe and Mail bestseller list.

Leah's Links:

The Continuity Girl
Website
Twitter
Globe and Mail

The Questionless Books Interview: Author, Librarian, and Blogger Corey Redekop

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.

Corey Redekop, author of the critically acclaimed Shelf Monkey (ECW, 2007 - winner of the Gold Medal, Best Popular Fiction Novel, 2008 Independent Book Publisher Awards), is a librarian and freelance writer. Corey blogs at Shelf Monkey.

Corey's Links:
Website
Book
Twitter

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