So happy to have been awarded the David Adams Richards Award (second time!) for best novel manuscript from the Writers’ Federation of New Brunswick. I’ll be picking up the award at WFNB’s WordSpring event in Saint John on Friday evening June 2 at the Saint John Central Library. The book, by the way is “Seeking Isak Lowenstein, and I’m now seeking a publisher.
I’ll be at the Newcastle Public Library overlooking the beautiful Miramichi River this Saturday April 15 to read from two of my books: Solitary, and The Last Jew in Hania. Starts at 1:00pm. Several other authors will be there to read. Looks like a fun event.
This Saturday Feb 25, I’ll be signing books at that wonderful little bookstore – Tidewater Books, in Sackville, NB from 11am – 1pm. It’s been an exhilarating and satisfying launch so far, seeing many old friends and making new ones. And the feedback from “The Last Jew in Hania” has been hugely rewarding.
I’ll be in Fredericton with my latest book on Saturday Feb 18. Indigo Books from noon until 2 and Westminster Books from 2:30 until 4:30. Love to see old – and new – friends there.
My latest, already receiving great reviews, was launched in New Brunswick Saturday Jan 28 in Moncton/Dieppe Chapters. Feb 4 I’ll be signing at Indigo East Point from 10:30am and Coles McAllister Place from 1:00pm in Saint John. Then Fredericton on Feb 18 and at Tidewater Books in Sackville on Feb 25.
Had a wonderful weekend in Fredericton. Three books signings/readings – met some wonderful people, had really positive feedback, – and sold books! Thanks to Westminster Books, Chapters/Indigo, and Dog-Eared Books in Oromocto. I also had the pleasure of interviewing indigenous writer Peter Clair at WordSpring at St Thomas University.
This Saturday, June11, I’m taking ‘Solitary’ to Chapters/Indigo in Dieppe from noon to 4pm. Please come on out and help form a disorderly line-up.
The following Saturday I’m in Saint John.
Sunday May 29 at 3pm I’ll be reading some poetry and prose and then launching my new book ‘Solitary’ at Holy Trinity Church on Main Street (corner of Sackville) in Shediac.
Other signings to come in Moncton, Fredericton and Saint John in June.
… in e-book form for now, with the printed version coming out in April. My new award-winning novel. Based on the real-life experiences of an Iranian friend of mine, his extraordinary story is interwoven with the fictional character of a Canadian writer locked up in solitary confinement in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Check it out on my Website www.zevbagel.ca
A powerful tale of the search for meaning, freedom and family bonds
Duncan, a Canadian writer, is incarcerated in Iran’s notorious Evin prison. Hamid, in an adjacent cell, bores a hole in his wall through which the two men whisper their stories, discovering their vastly different experiences, and their shared humanity.
Winner of the David Adams Richards award for best novel, the judge described Solitary as “a powerful, propulsive read.”
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Here is a peek at the cover design for my latest novel – Secrets, due for release as an e-book April 11th. It’s a psychological thriller, and here’s the blurb:
Not long after a mystery man arrives in a small coastal town in New Brunswick and begins a new career as a life coach, people start to disappear, get blackmailed, die in unusual circumstances and are kidnapped.
Who is he, this charming, helpful man? What secrets does he carry with him? What drives him? And who is going to stop him?
Meanwhile, Bernie Waxman & the Whistling Kettle continues to get great reviews from readers. My next reading (and official launch of the print edition) will be at The Attic Owl on Wednesday April 12th – at Café C’est la Vie on Main Street in Moncton.