I was thrilled to record a conversation with one of my favorite local authors, Timothy Taylor, at the Vancouver Public Library's new Inspiration Lab this past summer and am glad to finally be able to share it with you. We covered a lot of good ground in our chat, including the nature of art and "adequate images", where reality and fiction meet and if they can get along, the craft of writing believable characters and making meaning on the page, street art in Vancouver and the ever changing world of food criticism and fashionable taste. Not to mention one of the Blue Light Project's most memorable characters and how he came to exist.
This is an episode you can really sink your teeth into and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
And do pick up any or all of Timothy's books, from the wild ride that is Stanley Park (his first book) or the wickedly tasty and tartly hilarious collection of essays in Foodville, or the disturbing and beautiful Blue Light Project (his latest novel) and you won't be disappointed.
Joshua Then and Now - Mordecai Richler
Money - Martin Amis
The Grand Inquisitor (section of The Brothers Karamazov) - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Ken Foster (@KenFosterPaints)