Tyler Keevil's Writing Room

'Memory is the way we keep telling ourselves our stories - and telling other people a somewhat different version of our stories.' - Alice Munro

Tyler Keevil is an award-winning writer from Vancouver, Canada.  He is the author of three novels - Fireball, The Drive, and No Good Brother - and the short story collection, Burrard Inlet.

The Event in the Tent!

This Tuesday, at 6 p.m., the Cheltenham Literature Festival is going to be rocked and rumbled by a reading event unlike any its hosted before.  At the University tent on the Imperial Square site, I will be stepping into the literary ring with my colleague, comrade, and Scottish alter-ego, D.D. Johnston, author of 'Peace, Love, and Petrol Bombs,' and 'The Deconstruction of Professor Thrub' - a stunning text that redefines the definition of the word 'novel'.  He's a true literary heavyweight, but I'm hoping to hold my own against him.  I've been working out - both mentally and physically - and also going for long, thoughtful runs.  Renowned critic Martin Randall has taken on the refereeing duties to ensure it's all legit and on-the-level.  No side-bets, no backing down, and no taking dives.  In that way it will be closer to ice hockey than Johnston's sport of choice - if we can call squash a sport.  So the game is on, and the gloves are off.  Hopefully somebody will bring the smelling salts. 


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