Posts by BrianB

The surprise winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Award for nonfiction

Posted by on Nov 3, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog, Literary awards | 0 comments

This year’s Governor General’s Award for nonfiction went to an American-based journalist who writes mainly for American publications. I have a problem with that.

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The pollster who got it wrong

Posted by on Oct 21, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Politics | 0 comments

Mainstreet Research predicted that political newcomer Bill Smith would defeat incumbent Naheed Nenshi in Calgary’s mayoralty race. The pollster ended up eating crow.

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Don’t let your books go out of print!

Posted by on Sep 23, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

My advice for any author whose book has been delisted from a trade publisher’s catalogue.

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Farewell to my beloved sister

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Brian's Blog | 0 comments

My only sister Mary dealt with many health issues during her 67 years, but was always upbeat, always smiling, always ready with a quip.

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The colourful sex life of Con Boland

Posted by on Aug 25, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog, Celebrities, Justice | 0 comments

Edmonton photographer Con Boland died this week of cardiac arrest at age sixty-nine. Here’s some of what I wrote about him in 2003, eight years after his former sex partner, Marilyn Tan, went to court to face an assault charge for injecting him with HIV-positive blood:

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