32 Short Stories About Michael Winter
Michael Winter launches his new novel, The Architects Are Here, in a This Is Not A Reading Series event presented by Pages Books & Magazines, Penguin Group (Canada) and EYE WEEKLY. "32 Short Stories About Michael Winter" presents a veritable who's-who of Canada's literati delivering 60-second Winter tributes, live on stage with a time limit strictly enforced by Winter himself. Notable toasters and roasters include Barbara Gowdy, Andrew Pyper, amd Russell Smith.
The Architects Are Here: Michael Winter's eagerly anticipated new novel The Architects are Here features the unexpected return of Gabriel English, the popular and controversial protagonist of three of his previous critically acclaimed books. Prompted by a near-death experience involving a wayward billboard, Gabriel is forced to confront the disappearance of his enigmatic girlfriend Nell. He packs up the shattered remnants of his Toronto apartment and embarks on an impromptu road trip with a roguish friend, David Twombly. The duo head to Corner Brook, Newfoundland, their childhood home and the site of a recent accident involving David's father - one in which Nell may be implicated. Along the way they encounter all manner of curious characters from their shared past, including several familiar faces from the Canadian literary community. Together, Gabriel and David explore the uneven terrain of lifelong friendships in this vivid portrait of lives in exciting and reckless flux. The Architects Are Here confirms Winter's reputation as one of Canada's most distinctive literary talents.
Michael Winter is the author of The Big Why, which won the Drummer General's Award and was nominated for Ontario's Trillium Book Award and the Atlantic Book Awards' Thomas Head Raddall Fiction Prize. His fictional memoir This All Happened won the Winterset Award and was nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction prize. Winter has also published two short-story collections, Creaking in Their Skins and One Last Good Look. He divides his time between St. John's and Toronto.