How do you become a hacker? You don’t go to hacker school. You learn to live online, as Gabriella Coleman did while studying hackers for her new book.
The triumph of the Sandinista revolution in 1979, which came as a magnificent surprise to many, was the focus of a round-table discussion at Blue Met.
Rover’s Blue Met coverage continues with Eric Hamovitch on Assaf Gavron and the West Bank community that inspired his novel The Hilltop.
Junot Diaz’s many let’s-get-real statements during his conversation with Montrealer Heather O’Neill charmed a jam-packed audience at the Rialto Theatre.
Blue Metropolis opened on Monday. Here’s Gina Roitman on Israeli author Eshkol Nevo’s talk about the travel and people who inspired his novel Neuland.
The 2015 Blue Met Literary Festival will feature over 100 writers, including Junot Díaz, Nancy Huston, Russell Banks, Hector Tobar, and Marie Howe.
Montreal history has just gotten a whole lot more interesting — sexier, even — thanks to Elaine Kalman Naves, Mark Lavorato, and Susan Doherty.
With parents who fought alongside Che for Angola’s independence and made him read Sartre at 13, Ondjaki is one of The Guardian’s top five African writers.
The graphic approach or “show not tell.” What is the most appropriate way of writing about trauma? Elise Moser, Ann Charney and Koethi Zan reflect.
To be a writer, “you have to be willing to be foolish, to take risks,” says writer Alex Ohlin. Thinking about the end product or the challenges would distract you from the business of writing.
Issa Boullata presents a loving portrait of his childhood in the Old City of Jerusalem during the 1930s and 1940s, during the latter days of the British mandate in Palestine.
Is NAFTA bringing us culturally closer to Latin America? Closer to Walmart, yes, but as Spanish departments get decimated, the prognosis on cultural life is not so good according to Blue Met’s panellists.
Saturday, late afternoon, I’m rushing by metro to the Luc Lang and Chantal Thomas roundtable La cruauté au quotidien (Everyday Cruelty). I hardly suspected how much this would apply to me.
It began with actor Jocelyn Lagarrigue as a ringside announcer and continued with readings from legendary boxing literature, screenings of the renowned Muhammed Ali versus Joe Frazier bout, and boxing demonstrations with a young man who I’m convinced is the illegitimate child of actor Andy Garcia.
The writers were to discuss how the cities they live in provide settings for their books, but they seemed more intent on discussing other topics.