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Poets and Pahlevans on the Cross-Country Bookshelf

This morning, friend and fellow writer Will Ferguson nominated Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran for the Alberta edition of CBC’s Cross Country Bookshelf. I am grateful for the nod, even though most of the other writers in the running – Will among them – are friends of mine. (You can […]


I’ve been the Markin-Flanagan Writer-in-Residence at the University of Calgary since mid-August and I’ve had a fabulous and productive month. From my 11th floor office I managed to complete a handful of freelance pieces for magazines and, more importantly, another chapter in my Walls project. A first draft of my Ceuta and Melilla chapter is […]

August 08

Cheap Books

Hello all. It was one of those moments that eventually humbles all writers. I recently discovered that the hardcover edition of my last book, Poets and Pahlevans: A Journey Into the Heart of Iran, has been remaindered. This means that it will soon appear on those bargain tables in front of bookstores alongside back-issues of […]