. What’s New? .
|December 5, 2012||After 16 years in print, The Convict Lover appears as an eBook. Buy it for Kobo, Kindle, and through iTunes. Although out of print, paper copies are available through me.|
|December 6, 2012
|The Convict Lover, featured in Tales frm KP, a CBC documentary on Kingston Penitentiary to be aired on Doc Zone with Ann-MArie MacDonald.|
|December 8, 2012
CBC News Network
|The Convict Lover, featured in Tales frm KP, a CBC documentary on Kingston Penitentiary to be aired on Doc Zone with Ann-MArie MacDonald.||May 30, 2012 - June 1, 2013||Chair of The Writers Union of Canada|
|September 25-29, 2013||Kingston WritersFest brings dozens of wonderful writers to Kingston for readings, talks, and generally fabulous literary times. The fifth anniversary!|
From Reviews of A New Leaf
“Merilyn Simonds writes of her soul–feeding experiences across an entire
gardening year…it doesn’t take long for the book’s hard, black lines of type to
disappear, and for the reader to be spellbound, completely submerged in her special world.”
The Globe and Mail, April 16, 2011
Read the whole review »
. Interviews with Merilyn .
On Gardening and Writing
Literature in Bloom: Merilyn Simonds in conversation with Amatoritsero Ede, Maple Tree Literary Supplement, Issue #5 www.mtls.ca/issue5/roundtable.php
On Breakfast at the Exit Café: Travels Through America
Shelagh Rogers of CBC’s The Next Chapter talks with Merilyn & Wayne about life on the American road: Listen now »
“Two for the Road” in Open Book Ontario magazine www.openbooktoronto.com/magazine/fall_2010/articles/two_road
“Writers view America, Up Close and Personal” in Pique Newsmagazine, Whistler www.piquenewsmagazine.com/pique/index.php?cat=C_Entertainment&content=Breakfast+at+exit+cafe+1740
On The Holding
“This time, Merilyn Simonds chooses to tell stories as a novel,” by Sarah Crosbie, Kingston Whig–Standard, March 29, 2004.
“A Woman Walks Alone in the Woods,” by Paul Gessel, Ottawa Citizen, April 8, 2004.
“What we remember and what we've lost,” by Susan Walker, Toronto Star, May 9, 2004.
On The Lion in the Room Next Door
with Linda Richards at januarymagazine.com www.januarymagazine.com/profiles/simonds.html
with The Arts Today, CBC Radio. cbc.ca/insite/THE_ARTS_TODAY_TORONTO/1999/5/27.html
with BookTV, January 2000. www.chumlimited.com/ mediaed/ guidepage_booktv.asp?studyID=48
with David Bright, Ffwd Magazine, May 27, 1999. www.ffwdweekly.com/Issues/1999/0527/book1.html
On The Convict Lover
“Embellishing Private Lives,” by Val Ross, The Globe and Mail, May 4, 1996.
with Jess Joss, The Queen’s Journal Reader, November 8, 1996.
. Recent Articles on Her Work .
“Through a Windshield Darkly” by Mark Frutkin in the Literary Review
of Canada, December, 2010.
Read the full review (PDF) »
. Recent Publications in Magazines and Journals .
“And the Oscar Goes to…” in EnRoute Magazine, December 2010. enroute.aircanada.com/en/articles/the-girls-from-campinas
“The Girls from Campinas” in enRoute magazine online at enroute.aircanada.com/en/articles/the-girls-from-campinas
“The Back Room” in Room Magazine: Past and Present, Volume 33.3, Fall 2010.
“Tree” “Fruit” “Earth” from The Paradise Project, The Antigonish Review, Summer 2009.
“Garden Suite” from The Paradise Project, Review 76: Literature and Arts of the Americas, Volume 41, No. 1, May, 2008.
. Media .
For interviews, please contact my publicist.
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