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Every issue, IN presents INside Authors, a look at authors from around the world who have significantly caught our attention and deserve a little space and recognition.
The following two authors are this month's choices. Our hope is to provide a glimpse, a snapshot, an overview of some of the finest writers of our time making waves both tidal and ripple.
Background INfo: Author of over 270 published books, with 33 more under contract (all but 6 already written.) I write for children, young adults, adults, as the mood takes me. Best of all, I love to write poetry and fantasy.
The Future: I expect to be writing as long as my head works.
Background INfo: Montreal poet laureate, 60s novelist extraordinaire (The Favourite Game, Beautiful Losers), quirky but committed musician, social philosopher, Canadian cultural hero and international poster boy for intellectuals the world over.
INfluences: Lust is a compunction that incites me to the greatest respect. We are erotic creatures and you can't separate the erotic from the spiritual. The energy that we bring to God or the spirit or to a woman is all erotic energy -- it's all plus and minus, negative and positive, yin and yang -- that's the only thing that drives this universe.
Advice: The self is like a hero in a bad drama. You expend all that energy maintaining a role, making you unhappy because in this world there's no leading man. The only time you feel any good is when your ego dissolves for a minute or two and you don't have to maintain the torturous intrigue in which your personality is the heroic figure.
The Future: I remember when I used to run an elevator in New York City. There was this guy who would come in every day and he'd make the same joke. "How's business -- up and down?" Well, it's a lot like that. Up and down.
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