Archive for May, 2012

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Audio: Interview at 49th Shelf

May 23, 2012

Here’s me talking with Julie Wilson of 49th Shelf about my new book Whiteout. Julie and I have known each other for years, having run the two biggest book blogs in Canada, but this is the first time we’re on tape together. THAT WE KNOW OF…

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Launch: Whiteout in Toronto

May 11, 2012

We’re finally here, launching Whiteout in my old hometown. Everyone and their friends welcome. Come help me (and the other ECW spring authors) celebrate!

What: ECW Spring Launch Party
Where: The Sister (1554 Queen Street West, Toronto)
When: Monday, May 14, 7pm
Who: Readings by:

  • David Balzer, author of Contrivances
  • Heather A. Clark, author of Chai Tea Sunday
  • Joey Comeau, author of The Complete Lockpick Pornography
  • Sky Gilbert, author of Come Back
  • George Murray, author of Whiteout

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Review: Globe and Mail

May 5, 2012

Whiteout gets a nice review in Canada’s paper of record, the Globe and Mail. It’s nice to see the book doing well on its own terms! A taste:

In this book, Murray’s celebrated lyric virtuosity is tempered, or rather, deepened, by the kind of knowing humility that makes for great drinking songs. Whiteout speaks in the wry, stunned voice of a man answering time’s wake-up call.

Life, for Murray, veers suddenly from careening down a well-worn track to “exposed planes in which you whirl without direction.” One emerges from Murray’s “book of white nothing” as from a strange state of suspension, with a fresh sense of our capacity for new beginnings.