For those who missed Christian Bök's interview on CBC Radio's 'Q,' the following article provides a good recap of Eunoia's interesting U.K. success story and quotes from Bök's responses in the interview.
In the wake of Eunoia's popularity in the U.K. this fall, Canadian newspapers are once again uncovering the phenomenon of the univocal lipogram. Trace the fourteen-year saga in the following interviews with Christian Bök, the author of one of the very few works of avant-garde poetry to exhibit major mainstream appeal in our time.
A feature on BBC Radio and a British print run that sold out within hours marked Eunoia's rapid ascent to UK bestseller. The Times followed up on the book's continuing success with an interview with author Christian Bok. Of particular interest is Bok's account of writing the book (a seven-year process) while working full time, tutoring high school students and writing his PhD thesis.
Have you heard the news? Coach House is starting a book club! We're calling it — get ready — the Coach House Book Club.
Why are we starting a book club, you ask? Well, we feel this isn't so much a book club as it is a gathering of the Coach House community and those who want to get to know their favourite author in an informal, relaxed setting — but just calling it a 'book club' seemed like the clearest way of encapsulating all of that.
Since our founding in 1965, Coach House has been committed to printing and publishing innovative poetry of the highest quality. With that mandate in mind, we want to make sure we're doing all that we can to share our poets' work with you!
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council of the Arts, the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund, the Ontario Arts Council and the Ontario Media Development Corporation for our publishing activities.