What inspires CBC's Canada Reads 2021 longlist author
Morgan Murray? Let’s find out…
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to a special episode of all about books. To celebrate the Dirty Birds Canada Reads World Tour, I’m delighted to have Morgan Murray as a guest.
Did you know...Morgan grew up on a farm near the same backwoods central Alberta village as figure-skating legend Kurt Browning? (I didn't!) He now lives in the backwoods of Cape Breton. His debut novel Dirty Birds was longlisted for CBC Canada Reads (a VERY BIG deal!) It was published by Breakwater Books.
Dirty Birds is a coming-of-age story, set during the 2008 recession. It follows a young man Milton Ontario who decides to leave his hometown Bellybutton, Saskatchewan and move to Montreal to pursue fame & fortune as a poet and to find his beloved idol Leonard Cohen.
Oh my goodness! what a ride...I giggled and tee-heed my way through this novel.
To learn more about Morgan
Watch! Morgan read an excerpt from Dirty Birds.