Archive for November, 2010

Co-written with Jacob McArthur Mooney, as a facetious guide to Facebook. 1. Decide if your profile is a personal or professional one. If you’re going to friend every other writer in the world, we don’t want to hear about how much you enjoyed your eggs. 2. On that note, you don’t need to friend everyone, and […]


I don’t exactly go hunting for them, but my favourite book trailer is still the one for the Sean Stanley novel Etcetera and Otherwise. This year, it was one of the Moby Award winners. Another of my favourites has Brad Meltzer making the best of some poor reviews in Everybody Still Hates Brad Meltzer.


Fraser Sutherland is a much-travelled Nova Scotian now living in Toronto. His writing has appeared worldwide in magazines and anthologies and he has published fourteen books. His latest book of poems is The Philosophy Of As If. These are remarkably thoughtful and articulate poems with a meditative quality. How much of your poetry is philosophy? […]


A new Canadian romantic-comedy appears to include quite a sharp (and amusing) parody of the writing world.


Mary Shelley

07Nov10

L. J. Davis reviews a new biography of Mary Shelley and fairly quickly wanders from the life of Shelley (and whether of not it’s a decent biography) into a history of science-fiction. His suggestion that Frankenstein is fairly dull surprises me. It’s among the few nineteenth-century novels I’ve read more than once. At the same […]