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Clark Blaise

Clark Blaise

The Interviews

By J.R. (Tim) Struthers

Here is a lifetime's worth of reflection, of illumination, by one of North America's finest contemporary writers of fiction, autobiography, and nonfiction, founder of the graduate program in Creative Writing at Concordia University in Montreal and for many years Director of the prestigious International Writing Program at the University of Iowa, teacher and mentor to many -- Clark Blaise. Here is a lifetime's worth of urgent and delighted conversation with fellow writers such as Brian Bartlett, Catherine Bush, Alexander MacLeod, and John Metcalf as well as enthusiastic readers such as Barry Cameron, Geoff Hancock, Catherine Sheldrick Ross, and J.R. (Tim) Struthers. This book of eighteen interviews is a gift for all who enjoy reading and writing.


Guernica Editions (Essential Writers Series)


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About the author

Highly respected nationally and internationally by scholars and creative writers for his work as a small press publisher, editor, literary critic, interviewer, and bibliographer, J.R. (Tim) Struthers has edited some twenty-five volumes of theory, critical essays, autobiography, fiction, and poetry -- including works in honour of or by such important Canadian writers as Clark Blaise, George Elliott, Jack Hodgins, Hugh Hood, John Metcalf, Alice Munro, and James Reaney. Tim is the author of the first two scholarly articles, world-wide, on Alice Munro and has been described by W.J. Keith, FRSC, as “probably the best literary interviewer in Canada.” Together with John Metcalf, he coedited Clark Blaise's Selected Essays. Still a very enthusiastic teacher of English, Tim has now devoted more than thirty years of full-time service to the University of Guelph. He lives in Guelph with his bride of forty years, poet and scholar Marianne Micros.