This piece appeared in the Toronto Star in advance of the paperback publication of FOREST GREEN. In it, I discuss what it has been like to be one of 15,000 people in the UK taking part in a Novavax vaccine trial. Read it here online.
CBC’s Shelagh Rogers interviewed Kate for The Next Chapter. In this 17 minute conversation, they talk about FOREST GREEN, family stories, logging, and memory.
“Forest Green is loosely based on my uncle Art, my mother’s brother. He spent most of his life, after he served his time in the army during the Second World War, as a logger in logging camps moving around the province. He was a larger-than-life character in my childhood who would only make occasional appearances. But he would always arrive with a great flurry — with a bouquet of flowers and a bottle of whiskey — and a great fuss would always be made of him.”
Click here to listen to the interview in full.
Toronto International Festival of Authors – TIFA – Bearing Witness: Kate Pullinger and Helen Humphreys
22 October at 1 pm Vancouver / 4pm Toronto/ 9pm London
Canadian authors Kate Pullinger and Helen Humphreys will discuss how bearing witness, homelessness and the long-term effects of trauma translate, as demonstrated in their latest novels, both set in the mid-twentieth century. In Forrest Green, Governor General Award-winning author Pullinger presents a man on the run from himself, first as a young golden boy and then as a Word War II soldier and eventually a nomadic working man who cannot believe he deserves love. In Rabbit Foot Bill, Harbourfront Festival Prize-winner Helen Humphreys introduces us to a lonely boy in a prairie town whose friendships and understanding of the world shatter before him when he witnesses a shocking murder. Don’t miss this special Festival opening night double interview.
Sign up for Bearing Witness here
Culture Days, Kelowna Library, Kate Pullinger Author Talk
24 October at 1 pm Vancouver / 4 pm Toronto / 9 pm London
Kate Pullinger will read from and discuss her new novel FOREST GREEN
To hear Kate read, join online by finding the Zoom link here.
At TIFA, Kate will also be chairing an event with Aislinn Hunter and Sarah Leipciger on 1 November at 11:30 am Vancouver / 2:30 pm Toronto / 7:30 pm London
Kate recorded this video for EMWF in August 2020.
At the Electronic Literature Organization’s annual conference, Inanimate Alice, Episode 6: The Last Gas Station was awarded Honourable Mention for The Robert Coover Award for a Work of Electronic Literature. This was a great surprise, and much appreciated. The new episode was featured in the conference exhibition. I gave a talk on a panel during the conference.