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The Other Side of “Irish Eyes”

Brian Mulroney abroad and at home

The Ramble

Memories from the PMO

Vintage Years

Two political memoirs

Michel Basilières

Michel Basilières is the author of Black Bird (Knopf Canada, 2003), which has garnered several honours and is available in four languages. He teaches creative writing at the University of Toronto and Humber College, while slowly carving out another novel.

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Michel Basilières

Diderot Derivative

A novel (?) poses puzzles to convey the angst of the Holocaust June 2010
Few Canadian novels have generated such diverse initial reaction as Yann Martel’s third, Beatrice and Virgil. From Pasha Malla’s fawning review in The Globe and Mail (“as the Holocaust has forever recast our understanding of humanity and historiography, so might Beatrice & Virgil”) to the damning condemnation of Michiko Kakutani in the New York Times (“a botched and at times cringe-making fable,”…