Monthly Archives: January 2013

Shaughnessy Cohen smiles on Walls

Yesterday I received the happy news that Walls: Travels Along the Barricades has been shortlisted for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. The nomination both thrilled and surprised me. Although the book is set along fortified political lines, I never regarded Walls a political book. I considered it a travelogue. And I never thought […]

Talking Walls on Q

When I speculated what sort of Canadian media attention I might get for Walls, there was no program I wanted to do more than CBC Radio’s ‘Q.’ This morning, very early, I got my wish. Well before dawn in Calgary, guest host Jim Brown and I talked about the book for a national radio audience. […]