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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 | Comments Off on The surprise winner of the 2017 Governor General’s Award for nonfiction

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 | Comments Off on The pollster who got it wrong

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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Two more of my titles back in print

Posted by on Aug 15, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

Alberta Originals and Boondoggles, Bonanzas and Other Alberta Stories are now available both as paperbacks and as ebooks.

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Remembering Jay Scott

Posted by on Aug 4, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Journalism, Movies | 0 comments

Film critic Jay Scott had a talent that wouldn’t quit.

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Scoundrels and Scallywags now back in print

Posted by on Jul 24, 2017 in Books, Brian's Blog | 0 comments

An old friend returns to the bookshelves.

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Deconstructing Jesse Brown

Posted by on Jul 20, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Comedy, Journalism, Media | 0 comments

Toronto journalist Jesse Brown has co-written a book mocking all things Canadian. It’s supposed to be funny. It’s not.

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Why I applaud the Federal Court ruling against York University for copyright infringement

Posted by on Jul 15, 2017 in Brian's Blog, Justice | 0 comments

The Federal Court of Canada has ruled that writers like me are entitled to fair compensation for work we have created. York University thought otherwise.

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