Blending memoir and nature writing at its best, Svensson’s journey to understand the eel becomes an exploration of the human condition that delves into overarching issues about our roots and destiny, both as humans and as animals, and, ultimately, how to handle the biggest question of all: death. The result is a gripping and slippery narrative that will surprise and enchant.
A Q&A visit Bill Arnott was privileged to have with Jeremy Bassetti of Travel Writing World, a touchstone for every reader, writer, and wanderer.
Welcome to Bill Arnott’s Travel Beat, a new feature at The Miramichi Reader. This series includes stories from the road and book reviews – new titles in addition to select publications from the past – books I feel warrant a closer look.
An interview with Bill Arnott, award-winning author of Gone Viking: A Travel Saga and Gone Viking: Beyond Boundaries.
Independent bookstores are a story of perseverance and connection, Bill Arnott says.
The poems in Forever Cast in Endless Time offer a delightful tour of lands and seas and birds and bees and a gentle walk thorough the creative mind of Bill Arnott.
To “go Viking” is to embark on an epic journey. For more than eight years, Bill Arnott journeyed throughout the northern hemisphere, discovering sites Scandinavian explorers raided, traded, and settled – finding Viking history in a wider swath of the planet than most anthropologists and historians ever imagined.
We're excited to announce the first three installments of The Gamble, bestseller Bill Arnott's e-book novella series (suspense, intrigue, action and humour) are now in a single volume, "The Gamble Novellas: Books 1-2-3."
I was meeting with powerhouse writer, publisher, Laureate Emerita Candice James in the literary city of New Westminster, BC’s former capital. Silver Bow Press is the company she runs, having taken over a four-title-a-year publisher and grown production to twenty new books a year - novels and poetry. Next year she anticipates bringing thirty select books to print. The list of submissions is extensive, the majority of it exceptional work from established authors.
April is National Poetry Month. This year’s theme, A World of Poetry. A world of poetry. This, I understand. Being witness to stomped-verse haka in Waitangi, the lyrical thrum of Outback didgeridoo, breathy sax in a wet London underpass, red slashed characters on a mud wall in Hebei, tanka blurred through joss smoke in Kyoto, rantings of a street poet in Times Square, the guttural slur of a Greenlandic hymn, and a master’s spoken-word reverberating on old timber, sibilant sea hissing through cracked glass
Join Bill Arnott as we explore western Canada’s creative lit scene from the ground up, bedrock-solid yet perpetually in motion. Like our imminent coastal quake, my epicentre is BC’s southwest. For now.