Writers Michael Crummey, Wayne Johnston and Peter Robinson discuss the importance of setting and the incorporation of real and imagined locations into their fiction. Hosted and moderated by Steven W. Beattie.
Michael Crummey has published nine books of poetry and fiction. Galore won the Canadian Authors' Association Fiction Award and the Commonwealth Prize (Canada & Caribbean Region), and was shortlisted for the International IMPAC Dublin Award. Sweetland was a national bestseller and a finalist for the Governor General's Award. Little Dogs: New and Selected Poems will be published by House of Anansi in spring 2016. He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Wayne Johnston was born and raised in the St. John's area of Newfoundland. His #1 nationally bestselling novels include The Divine Ryans, A World Elsewhere, The Custodian of Paradise, The Navigator of New York and The Colony of Unrequited Dreams, which has been made into a stage play and is being developed as a TV series. Johnston is also the author of the Charles Taylor Prize-winning and bestselling memoir, Baltimore's Mansion. He lives in Toronto.