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Best-Ever Writer's T-Shirt Turns Up in Halifax

Author Marq De Villiers
became the envy of a few dozen writers here in Halifax when he turned up to give a reading in a T-shirt that blared: "Ask me about my book." De Villiers, whose stylish and multitudinous nonfiction books include the G-G-award-winning Water, said he first wore the T-shirt to a reading by Margaret Atwood. He contrived to sit in the front row, but Atwood declined to take the bait. De Villiers, recently awarded the Order of Canada, is set to join next year's roster of mentors in the new MFA program in Creative Nonfiction at the University of King's College.
Ken McGoogan
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Before turning mainly to books about arctic exploration and Canadian history, Ken McGoogan worked for two decades as a journalist at major dailies in Toronto, Calgary, and Montreal. He teaches creative nonfiction writing through the University of Toronto and in the MFA program at King’s College in Halifax. Ken served as chair of the Public Lending Right Commission, has written recently for Canada’s History, Canadian Geographic, and Maclean’s, and sails with Adventure Canada as a resource historian. Based in Toronto, he has given talks and presentations across Canada, from Dawson City to Dartmouth, and in places as different as Edinburgh, Melbourne, and Hobart.