Monthly Archives: September 2012

Walls reviewed in The Globe and Mail

Thanks to Will Ferguson for his review of Walls in yesterday’s Globe. I’ve admired Will’s writing for years, and am honoured that he enjoyed the book. You can find the review here. I’ve also included it below. Marcello Di Cintio’s fascinating travels in a walled world Years ago, while visiting the Great Wall of China, […]

The Walls, en français

Today, UQAM professor Elisabeth Vallet spoke about Walls: Travels Along the Barricades on the French-language Radio-Canada program “Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!” She also talks about Border Walls: Security and the War on Terror in the United States, India, and Israel, a book by Reece Jones. You can hear the discussion here. Vallet […]

September 24

First review of Walls

The first review of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades appears in the current issue of Canadian Geographic. In it, reviewer Dan Rubinstein, who is also the magazine’s Managing Editor – says some nice things about the book  including: [Di Cintio] observes and reports tirelessly, then makes powerful and poetic connections between all that he has […]

September 21

Launching Walls at home

After spending a few days promoting the new book in Toronto and Montreal, I finally got to launch Walls: Travels Along the Barricades in my hometown in front of friends and family. We held the launch in the back lot of Calgary’s army surplus store, Crown Surplus, surrounded by barbed wire fencing, rusted artillery and […]

On Writing Walls

My essay on the writing of my new book appears here at The Montreal Review. I’ve also reprinted it below. In December 1999, hot with millennial fever and desperate to be somewhere ‘important’ when the clock turned on 2000, I traveled to Jerusalem. On Christmas Eve during that trip, I walked from Jerusalem to Bethlehem. […]

Walls, the book trailer

You’ve seen the movie. Now read the book. Next I need my publisher to make up some bubble gum cards.

September 11

My books are here!

I haven’t been this excited for a delivery since my son was born. Thank you to everyone at Goose Lane,  my editor John Vigna, and my agent Jackie Kaiser making this happen.

Advance Praise for Walls

Thanks to Margaret MacMillan, Taras Grescoe, and Moez Surani for saying these nice things about Walls: Yet another wonderful read from one of the best travel writers of his generation. In Walls, Marcello Di Cintio tells compelling and engrossing stories with his customary mix of vivid detail, a strong sense of history, a lovely sense […]

September 04

Bringing Walls to the People

My new book, Walls: Travels Along the Barricades will be released this month and I will be touring the book through Toronto, Montreal, Calgary and Edmonton this Fall. If you are anywhere near any of these cities in the next little while, please drop by. My tour schedule is as follows: On September 16th, in […]