The Canadian Science Writers Association announced the winners of the annual Science in Society Journalism Awards on May 3, 2016. I am excited to be named as the Honourable Mention for the 2015 Herb Lampert Science in Society Emerging Journalist Award. The story which garnered the honour was published by Van Winkles in October of 2015.
Can you experience Boston as written by Dennis Lehane, if you use his books a tour-guide? I wrote an essay about Lehane’s Boston-based crime novels, told as a travelogue. The amazing folks at The Life Sentence published it this week and you can find it here.
“We would arrive after the framers, electricians, and plumbers had come and gone. We hung doors, installed baseboard, and built cabinets and floor-to-ceiling entertainment units. During our coffee breaks we sat in companionable silence, side by side against the dusty drywall, surveying the fruits of our labour: the building’s daily transformation.”
Read the rest of my personal essay about life and labour, carpentry and capitalism, in the March 2015 issue of Briarpatch Magazine.
Back in November I interviewed poet and songwriter John K. Samson (The Weakerthans) and author Candace Savage (A Geography of Blood) for Briarpatch Magazine. You can find the whole interview by visiting here.