Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Derek McCormack

Derek McCormack, who lives in Toronto, is the author of the critically acclaimed Haunted Hillbilly, as well as two short story collections set in his hometown, Peterborough. He also co-authored Wild Mouse, which was nominated for the 1999 Toronto Book Award.

The Show That Smells (ECW Press, 2008) is his most recent book. Of this novel, Zoe Whitall, writing in Now magazine said, “Smells good...probably the creepiest, funniest, most inventive and, yes, smelliest blood-spurtin’ novel you’ve ever read. And it’s funny... In short, there are many ways to get floored by McCormack’s imagination and technique. The author of nine books, he’s known for his aggressively minimalist style and playful relationship to traditional narrative...If the Canadian publishing industry weren’t infested with scaredy-cats, [McCormack would] be a much bigger deal.”

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