Monthly Archives: April 2013

April 29

“On Edges” in Canadian Geographic Travel

My story in Canadian Geographic Travel: wherein a family road-trips through southern Alberta, a fascination with borders continues, and a two year-old boy utters a mild expletive. Go here.

Playing ‘King David’s Wall’

I just learned that musicians Glenn Weyant (who I write about in my book) and Jon Rose once played the stretch of US-Mexico border wall that appears on the UK cover of Walls. Weyant named this part of the wall ‘King David’s Wall’ after a passage from the Bible. Here is a video of their performance, […]

April 23

UK Cover

Appearing in July across the Atlantic, and priced in pounds sterling, here is the U.K. cover for Walls: Travels Along the Barricades. The people at Union Books did a great job. I find it interesting that in spite of the fact that my book covers eight walls around the world, the designers of all three covers […]

April 22

A Humble Plea…

Voting has now opened for the Alberta Readers’ Choice Awards. Walls is in the running for this prize, and the winner is decided by public voting. If anyone out there feels compelled to cast a vote for Walls, please go here. It will only take a moment, and won’t hurt a bit.

April 22

Local Love, part two

Walls: Travels Along the Barricades is now in the running for The City of Calgary W. O. Mitchell Book Prize. The second time I’ve been up for this prize – Poets and Pahlevans was also nominated a few years back – and is another example of the generous support and encouragement I’ve received from Calgary’s cultural community. […]

Some love from the homeland

My work has enjoyed some local Alberta love lately. This week I found out that Walls: Travels Along the Barricades has been shortlisted for both the Alberta’s Readers’ Choice Award and the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non-Fiction. Also, “A Hymn in Aramaic”-  my story about Chaldean priest Noel Farman – is up for the James H. […]