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Brief report from the VIWF

If you ever have a chance to go to the Vancouver International Writers’ Festival, do it. It was great. I also recommend going to Vancouver even without any festival. But I was there for a festival, so I’ll talk about that.

I was on two panels with Linda L. Richards, author of Death Was the Other Woman and the editor of January Magazine, a great online books-and-authors ezine. Anyway, I was going to blog about the events, but Linda has already done it better than I could, so I’m just going to be lazy and link to her post, High Class Complaints.

Also, I did one more event in Vancouver, called the Literary Cabaret, featuring Sal Ferreras and his band. The actor and author Stephen E. Miller was kind enough to perform with me. Here's a picture:

The other highlight of the weekend was chatting with the widely acclaimed author Amitav Ghosh, whose novel Sea of Poppies was shortlisted for the 2008 Booker Prize. We discussed intricate literary matters such as our mutual affection for the film “What About Bob?”

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