Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Nova Scotia Literary Mafia Emerging from Shadows

First we had Stephen Kimber reading from What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five. Book due: this autumn. Tonight we had Dean Jobb (above) with Prince of Fraud, a book about a Gatsby-esque Ponzi artist who hid away in a dazzling mansion in the backwoods of Nova Scotia after
defrauding an assortment of get-rich-quick Chicago investors with a tale of finding oil in Panama. Book due: 2014. Together with superagent Don Sedgwick, these two writers are leading the dangerously clear-eyed and articulate -- among them Pauline Dakin -- into
the truth-telling of Creative Nonfiction. This new MFA program at the University of King's College is spawning a literary mafia. Don't say you haven't been warned.
(P.S. All the photos turning up here? They arrive thanks to Sheena Fraser McGoogan.)

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