The good, the bad & the ugly. Let's talk about the Canadian book industry & what inspires this lifetime small-press book activist...
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Hi! My name is crystal fletcher. Welcome to all about canadian books! This week’s guest is Nathaniel G. Moore. Nathaniel is an award-winning author, poet, lifetime small-press book activist, literary publicist, and journalist whose writing has appeared in national newspapers, Toronto Life, The Berkeley Review, The Georgia Strait and Edit.
We discussed his latest book Honorarium which was published by Palimpsest Press.
In Honorarium, Nathaniel compiles twenty years’ worth of reading other people’s books, while also faithfully attempting to convey a sense of what it’s like to work behind-the-scenes in CanLit. Always breaking from convention, Moore’s non-fiction is imbued with a sense of urgency, passion and intimacy with the community of creators that surround him.
Honorarium is a time capsule and survey course into the ever-changing, mysterious world of Canadian publishing. Essays 2001-2021. And, can I just say...I was FASCINATED by his essay My Grandfather's Cult!
If you're a wrestling fan you're going to love Nathaniel's birthday greeting from retired wrestler Bret "The Hitman Hart."
Fellow writers, if you are looking for a literary publicist who brings twenty years of experience in the publishing industry then to do I have the person for you.
How to Promote Your Book & a Reading
I'm sure many writers can relate, we love writing but when it's time to promote our books...OMG, yikes! So, when I read Nathaniel's essay How to Be Your Own Book-PR Dream Team it was with a highlighter in hand. Attention all writers...you're going to want to listen to what he has to say!
Nathaniel also reads an excerpt from Honorarium (he has a great sense of humour).
**Change in schedule Lucy EM Black's interview will be posted Aug. 31**