Geist's Jordan Abel discusses Jen Currin's linguistic innovations in The Inquisition Yours.

Being Right Here
Jordan Abel

Coach House author Sean Dixon talks to the National Post about
acting in Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale and staging a Fringe play, Horse, outside the Kensington Market apartment where he used to live:

This spring, Toronto high-school students from two Writer's Craft classes conducted interviews with some of Canada's finest poets. The interviews will be posted on The Great Canadian Writer's Craft page on Open Book Toronto in June and July 2011.

Recently, a student, Rachel, interviewed Gary Barwin (The Porcupinity of the Stars):

Sean Dixon spoke to Open Book Toronto about his novel, The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn, on July 13, 2011. The conversation covered everything from the amorphous city of Toronto, the importance of the right table and, of course, revenge.

Here's an excerpt:

Open Book: Tell us about your new book, The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn.

In celebration of our ebook expansion, we've got a gem of an ebook deal happening this July. It's our Diversified Portfolio Sale! If you order any two print books from our online site, we'll deliver you the ebook of your choice absolutely free! It's our way of introducing you to some of the excellent ebooks we have available.

On Open Book Toronto, writer Melanie Janisse recently posted her thoughts about Sean Dixon's novel The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn and how it connects to the city she lives in:

Revenge in the City
High-rises, a terrazzo and The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn

By Melanie Janisse

Author Jonathan Ball (Clockfire) recently talked with popular genre-fiction website The Genre Traveler to discuss the intersection of his poetry / impossible plays and the genres of horror and fantasy.

Author Sean Dixon (The Many Revenges of Kip Flynn) talked to CBC's Sunday Morning and Michael Enright about playing banjo at a biker funeral.

You can listen to the broadcast on the CBC site. Dixon's portion comes in about ten minutes from the end.

This summer, CBC Books built a literary map of Canada. From coast to coast to coast, CBC shows across the country brought together panels of book lovers to answer the question: 'What books do you really need to read to understand my home?'

Suzette Mayr recently talked to literary website Open Book Toronto about the benefits of taking -- and teaching -- Creative Writing classes, the challenges of writing a novel about teen suicide and the difficult experience that compelled her to write Monoceros, a tragicomic novel about the suicide of a gay high school student told from the perspectives of his acquaintances and friends.

Here's an excerpt: