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Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Anthony Bidulka Ottawa Reading

Saskatoon novelist Anthony Bidulka reads tonight at the Tree Reading Series...Royal Oak II Pub - Laurier East 8pm. He will be reading from Tapas on the Ramblas: A Russell Quant Mystery (2005).

"My books are unapologetically gay, unapologetically Canadian and unapologetically from the Prairies."
- Anthony Bidulka interview in Xtra (.pdf)

Outgoing Tree Reading Series Coordinator, James Moran [left] poses with Anthony Bidulka after the reading. Fans lucky enough to answer skill testing questions about Bidulka's books were presented bottles of 'appreciation'. This was a first of this kind in my experience. It was a very enjoyable evening. Bidulka's charm was enough to entice me to purchase his latest book, Tapas on the Ramblas: A Russell Quant Mystery. If mystery writing is a genre relegated to a relatively specialized audience, Bidulka's books are a sub-sub genre clearly labled as such. Honestly, it's my first encounter of a book by a gay mystery writer. He definitely has a talent for writing -period- and winning over an audience.


Blogger Amanda Earl said...

You should read Warren Dunford's books; he also writes gay murder mysteries and they are fantastic: set in Toronto. Warren has a very dry wit.

Thursday, October 27, 2005 6:07:00 AM  

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