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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.)
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.