reviews and other writing
links to book reviews, essays, short stories, and poems
The Proust Questionnaire
In January 2018 I was asked to answer 20 questions in the classic Proustian style. Thank you to Marsha Lederman for taking the time to provide me this space to have some fun.
You can read the piece by clicking here.
Book Reviews for the Globe and Mail
I’ve been writing book reviews for nearly ten years, and it all started with an unassuming email from Mark Medley—then Globe Books editor—in 2014.
My first assignment, John Ralston Saul’s The Comeback. I spent so many hours pouring over that review, agonizing over the concept of my opinions appearing in a national newspaper, that my hourly wage must have averaged out to fifty cents.
But it was such satisfying work, and so exciting to read the review in a real newspaper, over a Sunday cappuccino at my local coffee place.
I’m so grateful to Mark for taking a chance on me!
Here’s some examples of the work that I did for Globe Books:
A Mind Spread Out on the Ground, Alicia Elliott. March 31, 2019.
The Banker and the Blackfoot. Edward Chamberlin September 9, 2016.
Mysterious Fragrance of the Yellow Mountains, Yasuko Thanh, April 29, 2016
Black Apple, Joan Crate, March 11, 2016
Stolen Sisters, Emmanuelle Walter, November 13, 2015
The Reason You Walk, Wab Kinew, October 9, 2015
Chinkstar, Jon Chan Simpson, August 25, 2015
Birdie, Tracey Lindberg, June 13, 2015
#idlenomore and the Remaking of Canada, Ken Coates, April 18, 2015
The Jaguar’s Children, John Vaillant, January 10, 2015
The Comeback, John Ralston Saul, December 6, 2014
Fiction, Non-Fiction, Essays, and Reviews
The Malahat Review December 2016
- Non-fiction review: Ma-Nee Chacaby’s A Two-Spirit Journey: The Autobiography of a Lesbian Ojibwa-Cree Elder
Matrix Magazine October 2016
- Fiction: Read These Postcards In A Gonzo Journalist Voice
Matrix Magazine July 2015
subTerrain Issue 70, May 2015
- Fiction: Chins and Elbows
EVENT Magazine May 2014