The Way We GG

The Way We GG

While the talent and tenacity of our winningest authors cannot be overstated, they would agree that success in writing (as well as in love, river-rafting and cat ownership) involves a healthy dollop of luck. Four beloved writers share how fortune – and misfortune – has shaped their lives.

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The Way We GG
  • The Way We GG

    While the talent and tenacity of our winningest authors cannot be overstated, they would agree that success in writing (as well as in love, river-rafting and cat ownership) involves a healthy dollop of luck. Four beloved writers share how fortune – and misfortune – has shaped their lives.

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  • Interview: Meg Braem

    A GG-award nominated playwright and the 2020/21 Canadian Writer-in-Residence in the Calgary Distinguished Writer’s Program at UCalgary, Meg Braem once shared a serendipitous moment of intimate commiseration with a stranded bison; nothing has been the same since.

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  • Interview: Benjamin Hertwig

    Luck comes in many shapes: for poet and GG-finalist Benjamin Hertwig, it has arrived in the form of a returned wallet; a speeding car; a weighty baby; and a carrot cake (for who can summon anger when holding a carrot cake in a bakery line-up while facing one’s ex-wife’s weary lover?).

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  • Interview: Lorna Crozier

    The luck of meeting (and marrying) a man who instantly makes you want to slide your hand between the snaps of his cowboy shirt — fortune rarely smiles so widely. The formidable, lovable Lorna Crozier recently had devastatingly bad luck, too; her new memoir is a stunning tribute to her life with P...

  • Interview: Don Gillmor

    Not only has Don Gillmor won countless literary prizes including last year’s GG win for non-fiction, but he can lay claim to an epic personal phone message from John Malkovich. Certainly an unstoppable literary force no matter what, a long-ago encounter with “a tall elegant woman” on Parliament H...