Monthly Archives: November 2012

November 13

Bringing Walls ‘home’ to B.C.

As a writer, I harbour a strong affection for British Columbia. Some of my first published writing appeared in the B.C. journals Prism International and Event. Vancouver-based Geist magazine published an excerpt from my first book. More than this, though, I felt like I was a part of a writing community on the other side […]

Review in The Coastal Spectator

I will be heading to Vancouver soon to bring Walls to Left Coast readers. I will post details of my Vancouver event soon. In the meantime, here is a kind review of Walls that appeared recently in the The Coastal Spectator. The reviewer writes: … [A]t the heart of Di Cintio’s book lies the practice […]

“8 Male Writers I’d Want At My Side In A Bar Room Brawl”

I’ve made it onto a few “lists” this Fall, but none more fantastic (and unearned) than this one. Thanks to John Vigna and his misguided and  exaggerated opinion of my badassedness. I only hope I never have to back any of this up. This list appears on the49th Shelf website here, but I’ve posted the […]

November 06


I’m having a pretty great Fall. I just learned that Walls: Travels Along the Barricades has been longlisted for the 2012 British Columbia National Award for Canadian Non-Fiction. I am severely honoured by this, especially considering the company I’m keeping on the list. The other nominees are: Candace Savage for A Geography of Blood: Unearthing […]

November 02

Top 40 (barely) Under 40

I admit that I find these sort of things a little embarrassing, but I have to say I feel honoured to be included on Avenue Magazine‘s ‘Top 40 Under 40‘ for 2012. I share the list with some pretty impressive people, and the Top 40 alumni includes friends and colleagues I’ve long admired, including author […]