Anakana Schofield – Author of Martin John and Malarky

Splash! A swarm of year end nods & warmth for Malarky

I am behind. Forgive me. 2013 is upon us and it’s a lively January with rehearsals commencing this week for PuSh Festival. I am participating in Mariano Pensotti’s installation piece Sometimes I think, I can see you at VPL and the Vancouver Art Gallery along with 7 other writers. Viva la collaboracion! Thank you to PuSh and the curators for inviting me to participate.

In the meantime the following posts will be a round up of all the warmth I missed recording as December scampered by a toute vitesse.

Thank you to the CBC The year-in-review panel, most especially Brian Francis (Natural Order) who when asked the following question … Touched especially by the association of splash and being a non-to-struggling swimmer.

3. Which Canadian author made the biggest splash this year?

“I haven’t read the book yet, but I’ve heard lots of positive chatter about Tanis Rideout’s Above All Things,” Francis said. “Same goes for Anakana Schofield’s Malarky. And both debut novelists! Also, I’ve heard very good things about Lynn Crosbie’s Life is About Losing Everything.

Read the whole year-in-review panel here

Also, a shout out to Ben McNally and especially Lynn, who has been indefatiguable at selling Malarky in Toronto at their beauty Bookshop. Thanks also to Pulp Fiction, who’ve consistently stocked it since it came out & shifted a box of Malarkys & Book Warehouse here in Vancouver, The Bookshelf in Guelph, Tradewinds in the Sunshine Coast, Johnny Pigeau of Backbeat Books & Music — and many more booksellers in Canada & US. Add yourself or your bookshops to the comments pls.

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