Monday, June 25, 2007

Michael Winter's Facebook Odyssey

Michael Winter plans novel teaser on Facebook
CBC Arts
June 22, 2007

Canadian author Michael Winter, who wrote The Big Why, will release excerpts of his next novel through a series of posts on the Internet site Facebook.

Beginning next Tuesday, he plans to offer 300-word distillations of each chapter of the novel The Architects are Here.

Publisher Penguin Canada announced the plan as the world's first Facebook novel serialization.

Winter plans 47 posts over the next 10 weeks, including commentary, notes, and visuals to accompany the novel.

The novel features the character Gabriel English, who figures in Winter's earlier novels This All Happened and One Last Good Look.

In The Architects Are Here, English takes a road trip from Toronto to Corner Brook, NL.

The book is to be released in September. Winter, who was born in Britain but grew up in Newfoundland, now divides his time between Toronto and St. John's.

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Coming soon from Rattling Books: an unabridged audio edition of The Big Why, Michael Winter's dazzling reinvention of the historical novela passionate and witty faux memoir of Rockwell Kent, the famous illustrator of Moby Dick.