Monthly Archives: December 2008

Pivoting into 2009

As Pivot breaks for the holidays, I want to say thanks and thanks to all our readers (that is, specifically: Alex Boyd, Paul Vermeersch, Leigh Nash, Rebecca Rosenblum, Fraser Sutherland, Sandra Alland, Sally Cooper, Jeff Latosik, Alison Pick, Sara Heinonen, Catherine Graham, Michael Knox, Daccia Bloomfield, Andrew Pyper, Andam Sol, and Jonathan Bennett, phew), to Mikael and Andrew and the Press Club regulars, and everyone who came out to help warm up this series as the weather got colder.

We’ll be back January 14, 2009 with Kyle Buckley, Rocco De Giacomo and Jessica Westhead. Watch this space.

Thanks and happy holidays,



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Dec. 10: Jonathan Bennett, Andrew Pyper and Adam Sol

Join us December 10 for the last Pivot of 2008, featuring Jonathan Bennett, Andrew Pyper and Adam Sol.

Hosted by Carey Toane
8 p.m. at the Press Club,
850 Dundas Street West

Jonathan Bennett’s latest book is Entitlement: a novel. He
is the author of three previous books including the critically acclaimed novel,
After Battersea Park, a book of poetry, Here is my street, this tree I planted,
and a collection of short stories, Verandah People, which was runner up for the
Danuta Gleed Literary Award. He is a winner of the K.M. Hunter Artists’ Award
in Literature. Jonathan Bennett’s other writing has appeared in many
periodicals and journals including: the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire, Antipodes: A North American Journal of Australian
Literature, and Descant. He is on the board of the Writers’ Trust of Canada.
Born in Vancouver, raised in Sydney,
Australia, Jonathan lives in
Peterborough, Ontario.

Andrew Pyper is most recently the author of The Killing
Circle, which has been published in Canada,
the US, the UK, and is
forthcoming in eight foreign languages. 
Film rights to The Killing Circle have been acquired by Cowboy Films,
the producers of The Last King of Scotland, with director Justin Chadwick (The
Other Boleyn Girl) attached.  Andrew’s
other books include the novels Lost Girls, The Trade Mission and The Wildfire
Season, as well as Kiss Me, a collection of stories.

Adam Sol is the recent author of Jeremiah, Ohio, a novel in poems published by House of
Anansi Press.  His previous books are
Jonah’s Promise, which won MidList Press’s First Series Book Award for Poetry;
and Crowd of Sounds, which won the Trillium Award for Poetry in 2004.  He is an Assistant Professor of English at
Laurentian University, Georgian College, and lives in Toronto with his wife and three sons.

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