Hey everyone! Join us this week as we talk to Hamilton-based author Rufus Hickok. His book is The Paris Bureau: How a Brooklyn Journalist Survived Jazz Age Paris with Help from Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound and his Family, and that title explains it all. Very interesting stuff – enjoy!
What can I say about Gary Barwin? Amazing author and poet, entertaining reader, fellow Hamiltonian, and the first-ever guest on GET LIT! Gary’s newest novel, Nothing The Same, Everything Haunted: The Ballad of Motl the Cowboy, is something else (in the best possible way). Read it, and check out our conversation about it on today’s episode.
Kliph was born in B.C. (where I first met him) but now lives in L.A. His first book, The Comedians: Drunks, Thieves, Scoundrels and the History of American Comedy, has done exceptionally well and is a fabulous read. So is his latest, We Had A Little Real Estate Problem: The Unheralded Story of Native Americans and Comedy.
As a white settler, Kliph isn’t super keen on speaking for indigenous folks. In the book he handles this extremely well, but on the publicity circuit, he hasn’t always been comfortable. To that end, I’ve included a second interview with comedian Jon Roberts, who appears in the book. We talk about his career, Kliph’s book, and more. Hope you enjoy!
So, first off, some news about me for a change. My novel RIVER, DIVERTED has been scheduled for fall 2022 thanks to the good peoples (read: Aimee) at Palimpsest Press! Super excited and can’t wait to share more info as it comes.
Today we have our annual catch-up with Jennifer Gillies from the GritLit Readers & Writers’ Festival. We talk about this year’s fest, coming up April 15 – 18. Remember, it’s all digital this year, so if something appeals to you, you don’t have to be in the Hamilton area to get there 😀