Monthly Archives: March 2013

Thoughts on a Persian New Year

Iran has been on my mind for the past 48 hours. Last night, I had the great pleasure of visiting with a Calgary book club. This particular club has been gathering for the better part of 30 years, and I was honoured to sit in on such as venerable group. Last night they met to […]

March 08

Walls wins!

On Wednesday night, at the ‘Politics and the Pen’ gala in Ottawa, Walls: Travels Along the Barricades was awarded the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing. I cannot express how honoured I am to be chosen for the prize. Admittedly, I had no idea what being nominated for the prize actually entailed. My fellow finalists […]

March 02

Walls, the American edition

I am thrilled to reveal the cover image for the U.S. edition of Walls: Travels Along the Barricades. The designers at Counterpoint Press did a fantastic job with this, and I couldn’t be more pleased. The image manages to be both beautiful and tragic at the same time, and echoes with the sort of sadness […]