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Crystal Fletcher interviews J.A. Wainwright, author of Guernica Literary Prize award-winning novel This Cleaving and This Burning, on All About Books (Youtube).

J.A. Wainwright lives in Halifax where he is McCulloch Emeritus Professor in English at Dalhousie University. Since 1970 he has published five books of poetry, five novels, and two critical biographies. He has read and/or published his work in Canada, the U.S., the UK, and Europe.

Two unrelated, aspiring writers, born on the same day in the same year to parents with the same first names, grow up together and eventually gain national prominence as authors. But their complex sexual identities undermine their intense private relationship as the years pass, inflicting damage that cannot be undone by their public reputations or the excellence of their fiction and poetry. Inspired by the lives and work of American literary giants Ernest Hemingway and Hart Crane, This Cleaving and This Burning is a story of creative passions stoked by unspoken desires within the mind and heart.

Date: September 29, 2020
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Youtube, 00