A busy week … more to come
It’s been a busy week, and I haven’t been keeping things up. But since my last post, I’ve been on CBC Windsor’s Afternoon Drive with Bob Steele (no podcast available, sorry), and on CFAX 1070 in Victoria, BC (podcast here, with my part starting at around 36:30).
Also this past week was the Windsor launch for Biblioasis’s fall fiction list, where I filled in for Samuel Archibald (author of the Giller-longlisted Arvida), who was unable to make it. A good time was had by all, etc., with readings from Larry Tremblay (The Orange Grove), Kevin Hardcastle (Debris), and Anakana Schofield (Martin John). At some point in the festivities I seem to have been struck by a large, invisible truck loaded with whiskey, but I’m fully recovered now. No records survive; if you missed it, you missed it.
While in Windsor, I saw for the first time the October issue of Oprah Winfrey’s O Magazine, which listed my book, Arms, among ten books you should pick up this fall.
On Friday, inverse.com put up a short Q&A with me, where I touch on the nineteenth century revolution in firepower, the masculine imperative of the gun culture, and what’s wrong with stand-your-ground laws. You can read that interview here. I also had a chance to talk to a Grade 12 class at Toronto’s Chaminade College about that masculine imperative. And to round out Friday, Publishers’ Weekly listed Arms among its hot Canadian titles.
What’s to come? This week I have a couple of things in the works, which you won’t be able to see until later in the fall (he said, mysteriously). Stay tuned.