Monthly Archives: October 2012

October 23

Over the Border and Across the Pond

I am excited to announce that Walls: Travels Along the Barricades now has publishers in the U.S. and the U.K. (I’ve been having a great October.) Union Books will publish Walls this June in the United Kingdom. Union is run by Alex Clark and Rosalind Porter, both formerly of Granta, a literary journal I’ve long admired […]

October 22

Walls at Edmonton’s LitFest

I am very excited to be bringing Walls: Travels Along the Barricades to Edmonton’s LitFest this week. I’ve been wanting to be part of the festival since its inception, and thrilled to be attending with some fine fellow writers. (I’m a little saddened, though, that I didn’t get to be part of the whiskey and […]

October 22

First (rejected) Cover

Hello all. I have some exciting Walls-related news coming up in the next couple of weeks. Until then, I thought I’d share this image. This was the first cover design the good people at Goose Lane came up with for Walls. I think it looks great. I especially like the gentle curve of the structure […]

My week at Wordfest…

I will be involved in three Wordfest events this week. First tonight:   … then tomorrow:     … and, finally, the next day:    

Walls Excerpt in The Calgary Herald

As part of their coverage of next week’s Wordfest, The Calgary Herald included an excerpt from Walls: Travels Along the Barricades in today’s paper. The section comes from the beginning of my chapter about the fences around Ceuta and Melilla called “The Bogeyman is Coming.”