Saturday, April 24, 2010


I'm so pleased to be taking part in an evening of readings and performances celebrating the 35th anniversary of the publication of Helen Potrebenko's great Vancouver novel Taxi! Organized by the inimitable Anakana Schofield, this free event will take place on Thursday, April 29th at 7:30PM at the Vancouver Public Library, Central Branch. For more information, please click here.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Hello, New Brunswick!

From April 22-24 I'll be in Moncton, New Brunswick for the Frye Festival. A roundtable discussion; an evening of CanLit with Linden MacIntyre, Noah Richler, and Nino Ricci; Brunch and Books; the Frye Jam.... It should be a lot of fun. For more information, please click here.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Hello! Canada Women of the Year

I'm so honoured to be one of Hello! Canada's 2009 Women of the Year (alongside Olympic figure skater Joannie Rochette, astronaut Julie Payette, and Betty Fox). Check out the 26 April 2010 issue (with Shania Twain on the cover) to see the full list, plus Toronto photographer George (The Genius) Whiteside's lovely photo.

Friday, April 16, 2010

North Shore Writers Festival

On Monday, April 19 at 7:30PM, I'll be reading at the West Vancouver Memorial Library as part of the North Shore Writers Festival. The event is free but seating is limited. For more information, please click here.

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Darwin's Bastards Launch

How do you follow up a novel about ancient Greece? With a short story about an alien, of course: rocket ship, robes, exoskeleton and all. I'm so pleased to have my short story "Remote Control" (first published in Geist magazine in 2000) in the brand new collection Darwin's Bastards: Astounding Tales from Tomorrow, published by Douglas and MacIntyre. The launch will be on Friday, April 16 at the Wise Hall and will feature readings / performances by Laura Trunkey, Anosh Irani, Jay Brown, Paul Carlucci, Oliver Kellhammer, Lee Henderson, Adam Lewis Schroeder, Timothy Taylor, Zsuzsi Gartner (mistress of ceremonies), and me. Costumes encouraged (not by me, particularly; I'm just repeating what I'm told). For more information about the launch, please click here. See you there!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

UBC Bookstore Videos

Bobbi Macdonald and Treena Chambers discuss The Golden Mean.

I think the one on the right stole my hair.

Hello, Sechelt!

I'm so pleased to be reading at the Sechelt Arts Centre on Saturday, April 10 at 8:00PM. The reading is sponsored in part by the Sunshine Coast Arts Council. For more information, please click here.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

BC Book Prizes Soiree

Come one, come all to the BC Book Prizes Soiree on Wednesday, April 7 from 7:00PM to 9:00PM at the Listel Hotel. Door prizes, book signing, a silent auction, light!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

CBA Libris Awards Shortlist

The Golden Mean has been shortlisted for the Canadian Booksellers Association Libris Award for Fiction Book of the Year. The other nominees are Linden MacIntyre for The Bishop's Man and Michael Crummey for Galore. Good company! Also, I'm tremendously honoured to be nominated for Author of the Year, alongside Linden MacIntyre and Alice Munro. And, best of all, my marvellous editor at Random House, Anne Collins, has been nominated for Editor of the Year. Winners will be announced May 29, 2010.

For more information, please click here.