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Saints, Unexpected a #HamLitAwards Finalist!

Saints, Unexpected is a finalist of the HAMILTON ARTS COUNCIL LITERARY AWARD for FICTION! Go, Brent! See the rest of the shortlisted books here. And big congrats to all the other finalists! Winner takes all on November 27, 2017 at a gala event taking place in the Norman and Louise Haac Studio Theatre at Theatre Aquarius […]

The Progeria Connection

One of the characters in Brent van Staalduinen’s novel SAINTS, UNEXPECTED has progeria, a rare disease that drastically affects the body’s aging process. For another take on progeria (and a really cool writer’s career), check out this super-excellent episode of the Longform podcast, which features an interview with Robin Marantz Henig. She’s the author of […]

Saints, Unexpected West Coast Launches

Hey there, west coasters! Brent van Staalduinen is set to read from his debut novel Saints, Unexpected along with a couple of other excellent authors. Details are here: VICTORIA Date: Thursday, July 14, from 6-8pm Location: The Copper Owl, 1900 Douglas Street, Victoria (map) What: Readings by Brent van Staalduinen (Saints, Unexpected) and Laura Trunkey […]

Spring Events

Invisible authors are coming to a space near you in the next couple of weeks, and we’re bringing our A-Game: door prizes (Hamilton) and limited-run Utility of Boredom posters that you can get only in person, and probably lots of other cool stuff. See you soon? Wednesday, April 20, 2016 at 7:30pm SAINTS, UNEXPECTED HAMILTON […]

Hamilton Highlight No. 5

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. Brent’s final suggestion is John Terpstra’s Under the Parapet Wall: John knows Hamilton to an unmatched depth and breadth, and writes about it with power and grace (I mean, he knows this city, right down […]

Hamilton Highlight No. 4

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. Here are Brent’s thoughts on Rachael Preston’s The Fishers of Paradise: A historical novel about a long-gone aspect of our beloved city, the boathouses on the Cootes Paradise marsh. The marsh is still there—and less […]

Hamilton Highlight No. 3

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. Next up is David Lee’s The Midnight Games: A dystopian novel about the late Ivor Wynne Stadium being used to host kill-or-be-killed survival games. What’s not to love? He’ll be on the April 10 Writing […]

Hamilton Highlight No. 2

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. Here’s Brent on Kim Echlin’s Under the Visible Life: Not only is part of her most recent novel set in Hamilton, she is also writer-in-residence for the Hamilton Public Library, my other employer and a […]

Hamilton Highlight No. 1

Hamilton’s very own Brent van Staalduinen, author of the forthcoming novel Saints, Unexpected, shares his favourite Hamilton-related books and authors. First on the list, to celebrate National Poetry Month, is Chris Pannell’s A Nervous City: Chris’s poems reveal a creative intimacy in Hamilton’s streets that somehow moves effortlessly with its gritty, sooty heritage. He lent […]

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