Tag Archives: walls

In lieu of an acceptance speech

Last weekend, I double-dipped into the Alberta Literary Awards prize pool. Walls: Travels Along the Barricades was awarded the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Nonfiction, and “A Hymn in Aramaic” – a story I wrote for Alberta Views Magazine – took home the James H. Gray Award for Short Nonfiction. The gala stuck to its new […]

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 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.