An Interview with Khalid Wardak

Afghanistan has a rich and ancient poetic and storytelling tradition, going back over the millennia.” Khalid Wardak Khalid Wardak is an Edmonton-based writer currently working on a memoir about his early life in Afghanistan. Although his work is yet to be published, I’m intensely curious to read it and learn about his experiences. He and … Continue reading An Interview with Khalid Wardak

Six Books I Think You’ll Enjoy

My new novel, Every Arm Outstretched, is about a month away from launching. Set during the Sandinista revolution in Nicaragua, it explores universal themes like truth, loyalty and whether the ends can ever truly justify the means. If you’re interested in those things, there are a number of other books that I think you would enjoy … Continue reading Six Books I Think You’ll Enjoy

War is not a genre

I’ve previously written about how the demands of the algorithms that drive online marketing have created more genres than ever (over 13000 distinct genres on Amazon!). But even before this proliferation of categories within literature, some commonly accepted genres were problematic. The “war” genre is one of these. The modern “war novel” as a genre … Continue reading War is not a genre