Writers Talking

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John Metcalf, Claire Wilkshire
Porcupine's Quill, 2003 - Fiction - 228 pages

Eight interviews, eight stories, eight commentaries. Eight of Canada's finest writers. Writers Talking gives readers a chance to listen in: Terry Griggs on where stories come from, Michael Winter on writing Newfoundland, K. D. Miller on being an actor who writes. The volume also features stories by and conversations with Mary Borsky, Steven Heighton, Elise Levine, Annabel Lyon, and Lisa Moore.

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Michael Winter Archibald the Arctic
Steven Heighten Foreigners

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About the author (2003)

Canadian writer and editor, John Metcalf was born in Carlisle, England on November 12, 1938. He attended the University of Bristol and moved to Canada in 1962. In addition to writing on his own, he is the Senior Editor of the Porcupine's Quill of Erin, Ontario and editor of Canadian Notes and Queries. Some of his works include The Lady Who Sold Furniture, Adult Entertainment, Kicking Against the Pricks, and Acts of Kindness and of Love. His memoir An Aesthetic Underground was published in 2003. He has won the Canadian Fiction Magazine's Contributor's Prize and the Periodical Distributor's Association Prize. He currently resides in Ottawa, Canada.

Claire Wilkshire teaches English at Memorial University in St. John's. She was a founding member of the fiction collective The Burning Rock and her stories are represented along with Lisa Moore's, Michael Winter's, and Ramona Dearing's in the Burning Rock anthologies Hearts Larry Broke and Extremities.

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