Xtra’s arts and entertainment editor Gordon Bowness caught up with author Derek McCormack at this year’s Writing Outside the Margins Queer Literary Festival. Bowness asked him about his unique writing style in his latest novel, The Show.
Derek McCormack’s most recent novel is The Show That Smells (ECW Press, October 2008). His previous novel, The Haunted Hillbilly (ECW Press, 2003), was named a book of the year by both the Globe & Mail and the Village Voice, and was nominated for a Lambda Award for Best Gay Fiction. McCormack writes on fashion-related articles for the National Post. He lives in Toronto.
Writing Outside the Margins returned to the streets of Toronto this summer, after the incredible success of the 2007 inaugural event. This all-day festival featured an array of activities for everyone, including panel discussions, open mic stage, poetry slam, children’s area and exclusive readings. Xtra.ca was at the event.
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