"I have this problem wherever books are being sold, I always think it’s kind of rude not to buy one. So this is how I ended up in possession of a spare copy of Anakana Schofield’s Malarky after attending her book launch tonight. Her reading was wonderful, the novel’s opening and it’s most terrible, hilarious, devastating sex-scene. I love this book so very much ... I’d like to send you a copy."Well there you are, folks. Visit Kerry Clare's website, leave a comment by Saturday, and enter to win a little Malarky of your own. (No willy warmer alas--the Toronto WW went to Lisa de Nikolits of Inanna--but still a pretty darn good deal.)
In other Malarky news, AK reads twice today as part of the Toronto eh-List series (first at 12:30 PM, Northern District Library, and again at 7 at North York Central), and then again tomorrow night in Windsor at the Phog Lounge. If you're in Windsor tune in to the CBC around 5:30, when AK will be talking live to Bob Steele of The Bridge. And of course do come on out! The evening features special musical guests Kenneth & Marion MacLeod.