Advisory — Diane Schoemperlem — PRESS AND MEDIA UPDATES
Thursday, March 2, at 8 and 11 PM The Agenda with Steve Paikin convenes its annual roundtable with this year's five RBC Taylor Prize finalists. Click to watch online.
Also on March, November 2, at 7 PM the TPL / IFOA will host a roundtable with this year's five RBC Taylor Prize finalists. The discussion will be moderated by Mark Medley of The Globe and Mail at the Bram & Bluma Appel Salon, Toronto Reference Library. Book your two free tickets here.
Press for Diane Shoemperlen and This is not my Life
CBC Books has posted a Magic 8 Q&A in which Diane Schoemperlen discusses why she coulld be an accountant or an archivist; the day she went to a reading and nobody came; Great Books; and more. Click through to read the Q&A.
In advance of Monday’s awards ceremony this year’s nominees answered The Globe and Mail’s questions on the origins of their books, the craft of writing, and the importance of non-fiction in an era where the validity of facts is constantly being questioned. Read their comments, compiled by Mark Medley at this link.
Video Interviews: Diane Schoemperlen on This is not my Life
In this video interview filmed for the RBC Taylor Prize, Diane Schoemperlen considers her readers for this book including lovers of memoir and those who are interested in the prison system and relationships. For her it has been an opportunity to shift out of her comfort zone —from fiction, to memoir. RBC Taylor Prize interview here
In this video interview INTERVIEWfilmed for Open Book Toronto, Diane Schoemperlen compares writing fiction and memoir and explores her opportunities to connect and promote her work on social media. View the Open Book Toronto interview here
In this video interview filmed for The Huffington Post CanadaDiane Schoemperlen compares writing fiction to sharing her true story and considers her readers, those interested in relationships, the prison system, and more. Huffington Post interview here
Diane Schoemperlen is the Governor General’s Award–winning author of twelve works of fiction and non-fiction, most recently By the Book: Stories and Pictures, a collection illustrated with her own full-colour collages, which was longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. She is a recipient of the Marian Engel Award from the Writers’ Trust of Canada. View the Maclean’s interview, article and excerpt here