Author Archives: Liz Hay

Sussex Drive, Pinboy

I’ve been pressing two recent books upon everyone I know. Linda Svendsen’s Sussex Drive and George Bowering’s Pinboy. Sussex Drive is a pungent, brilliant, raucous political novel about the Ottawa of 2008, the notorious moment in Canada’s political life when … Continue reading

Posted in News Item, Postings | Tagged , |

AuthorsAloud

Trevor Cole’s excellent website has over one hundred author readings, recorded and framed by Trevor himself. The readings are blessedly short, five minutes or so in length. You can listen without having to trek to a public reading, you can … Continue reading

Posted in Alone in the Classroom, News Item, Postings | Tagged , , |

Sickbed Reading

In the middle of the night, head stuffed and aching, I wandered down to the kitchen and there was the latest Brick magazine on the counter, containing at least two major thrills. First, the news that David Milne’s archive in … Continue reading

Posted in News Item, Postings | Tagged , |

Canadian Godot

I don’t drive at night. I barely drive at all. Then at times I feel the need to be brave. A week or so ago I found myself on the road to Brockville, making the hour and fifteen minute journey … Continue reading

Posted in News Item, Postings | Tagged , |

Liking Your Characters

I wrote this post for my UK publisher, MacLehose Press. (Their photo of a ball and chain was taken in the British Library, not as you might think in Ottawa.) My natural inclination is to look for the flaws and … Continue reading

Posted in News Item, Postings | Tagged , |

UK Edition of “Alone in the Classroom”

Alone in the Classroom has now been published with a great new cover in the United Kingdom by MacLehose Press, which published Late Nights on Air in 2008. For more details visit the publisher’s website. “It’s a testament to the … Continue reading

Posted in News Item, Uncategorized | Tagged |

Femalefirst Interview

An interview in the online magazine Femalefirst coincides with the UK edition of Alone in the Classroom.

Posted in Alone in the Classroom, Press Coverage | Tagged , |

Book Gods

Another bookshelf came down two Sundays ago as we were eating supper. A heart-stopping double thud, and we thought a tree had fallen. But no, another waterfall of books from the toppled shelves directly beside our bed. We stood appalled … Continue reading

Posted in News Item, Postings | Tagged , |

Events

Monday, September 24, 2018. Victoria, B.C. 7 p.m. Bolens Bookstore, 111 1644 Hillside Avenue, Hillside Centre Reading and signing. Free but please rsvp: 250-595-4232 For more information click here. Thursday, September 27, 2018. Uxbridge, Ontario 7 p.m. Uxbridge Music Hall … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Tagged |

Spill

Yesterday about noon I was at my desk when loudness I can’t describe, except to say that it sounded ominous, made me look up as the wall spilled forward in an avalanche of books. I raised my arms against three … Continue reading

Posted in News Item, Postings | Tagged , |