Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

There are a number of things  that frustrated me in an article I read today, which I summarize here:

a) The writing life is not a departure point for a discussion on anything, least of all literature. Literature has virtually nothing to do with it. Those of us who are interested and passionate about literature do not care for the fripperies of the writing life thus journalists would do well to cease asking writers mind-numbing questions about it. Writers in turn could show some spine and  initiative and refuse to answer them.

b) Vancouver literature is often remarked on as though it began in the 1990’s. It didn’t. Writers intending to remark on it would do well to go and actually read some of it pre 1990’s-2000.

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