Friday, June 10, 2011

In Conversation with Tony Burgess

Canadian Bookshelf has launched a new interview feature, In Conversation With. For its inaugural post, hostess Julie Wilson interviews Tony Burgess, author of Pontypool Changes Everything and People Live Still in Cashtown Corners.

"TB: The gore and violence, well, it's like this. The gore and violence isn't in and of itself meaningful. It's native to my imagination for small reasons. It is a neutral medium. Any story I tell is told in it. Sometimes it crosses over to change the story and sometimes it's something the story has known and adapted to for a very long time. It's as if you committed your life to writing people who yell all the time. The shock and tedium of it push at lives in a meaningless and extreme way. The commitment is important."

Read the interview!

Check out or pages for Pontypool and Cashtown Corners!

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