Interviews

With a focus on matters of craft, experience, and interpretation. Monthly postings.

Adam Lewis Schroeder, Writer

  Adam Lewis Schroeder, originally from Vernon, B.C, now lives in Penticton with his wife and children. He is the author of two acclaimed novels, Empress of Asia (2006, Raincoast Books) and In the Fabled East (2010, Douglas & McIntyre) and a book of short stories, Kingdom of Monkeys (2001, Raincoast Books). His novel All-Day Breakfast is being released in 2013 by Douglas & McIntyre. An M.F.A. creative writing graduate from U.B.C., he teaches creative writing for U.B.C. at … [Read more...]

Aaron Bushkowsky, Writer

Aaron Bushkowsky was born in Winnipeg, studied at the university of Alberta and  at U.B.C., where he received an M.F.A. in creative writing in 2002. He has had more than a dozen plays produced professionally, including THE SILLY SEASON (1990); DANCING BACKWARDS (2002); STRANGERS AMONG US (1998); MY CHERNOBYL (2008); THE PROJECT (2009); AFTER JERUSALEM (2011). He has been nominated for the Jessie Theatre Awards seven times, winning twice. He is also the author of two books of poetry, ED AND MABEL … [Read more...]

Maureen Medved, Writer

Novelist, playwright, and screenwriter Maureen Medved is the author of THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS (Anansi, 1998). She has lived in Winnipeg and Montreal and for the last few years in Vancouver, where she earned an MFA in creative writing from U.B.C. THE TRACEY FRAGMENTS was made into a film (2007) by Bruce McDonald, starring Ellen Page, for which Medved wrote the screenplay. She is also an Associate Professor in the Creative Writing Program at UBC and writes film reviews for HERIZONS.    1. Your … [Read more...]

Luanne Armstrong, Writer

Luanne Armstrong, Ph.D., was raised in the Kootenays and studied creative writing at the University of Victoria and U.B.C., where she earned an M.F.A. She is the author of 14 books, including novels and non-fiction. Her latest book is Blue Valley: An Ecological Memoir (Maa Press, 2007), which records her creative and personal journey in the context of the ecology of the Kootenays. Aside from her writing, her literary accomplishments, and her work maintaining the family farm, her research … [Read more...]

Theresa Kishkan, Writer

Author of 9 books, including the novel THE AGE OF WATER LILIES (Brindle & Glass, 2009) and a book of essays MNEMONIC (Goose Lane, 2011), Theresa Kishkan lives on the Sechelt Peninsula with her husband, poet John Pass. Her writing covers the range from poetry to fiction to non-fiction, including memoir and literary travel essays. Her work engages itself both with the natural world and the forces that history imposes on us. 1. Tell us about your new book, MNEMONIC: A BOOK OF TREES (Goose … [Read more...]

Lee Henderson, Writer

Lee Henderson is the author of The Broken Record Technique (Penguin Canada 2002), which won the 2003 Danuta Gleed Literary Award, and The Man Game (Penguin Canada, 2008), which won 2009 Ethel Wilson Fiction Prize and the 2009 City of Vancouver Book Award. Born in Saskatoon, he now resides in Victoria. For several years, he has written about art for Border Crossings and Contemporary, and his short stories have appeared in various literary magazines and twice been anthologized for the Journey … [Read more...]

John Pass, Writer

  John Pass has published six books of poetry and several more chapbooks. Although for the past several years he has lived on the Sunshine Coast, B.C. with his wife, author and novelist Theresa Kishkan, John also regularly gives readings across North America and Europe. He has won several awards for his poetry, including Stumbling in the Bloom, which won the 2006 Governor General's Award. His most recent book is Crawlspace (2011, Harbour Publishing).  Together with Theresa Kishkan, … [Read more...]

Michael Libling, Writer

Montreal writer Michael Libling's field is mostly speculative fiction. His work has appeared in The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, Realms of Fantasy, On Spec, Amazing Stories and anthologies that include Destination Unknown and The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror. Libling has worked as a radio host, humorist, advertising copywriter, and is co-owner, with his wife Pat, of a successful 
enterprise, PatsyPie, which has nothing whatsoever to do with writing or the arts, to his great … [Read more...]

PJ Reece, Writer

Our first interview is with novelist, screenwriter, and essayist PJ Reece. Not only a traveler who has lived and worked in Europe, Africa, Asia, as well as, of course, North America, Reece has sited his novels across the world too. SMOKE THAT THUNDERS is set mostly in Tanzania, ROXY in Greece and Vancouver, I SWALLOWED A SAINT, mostly on the West coast of British Columbia, co-written non-fiction book FLIGHT OF THE PATRIOT in Iran and Iraq. Here Reece gives us some insight into his creative … [Read more...]

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