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J.B. MacKinnon

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The acclaimed author J.B. MacKinnon talks about being arrested on Burnaby Mountain to protest the pipeline, and his essay that appears in the Nonvella collection, Far From Home: Essays Beyond the Comfort Zone (Nonvella, 2014), road trips, and more, with Joseph Planta.


Far From Home: Essays Beyond the Comfort Zone edited by Tyee Bridge (Nonvella, 2014).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: Far From Home


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

J.B. MacKinnon joins me again. The award winning author has an essay of his entitled ‘The Road Trip,’ published in the new Nonvella anthology, Far From Home. Nonvella is a terrific new concept that we’ve talked about on the program before. You can get these books via your eReader device or you can find them in better bookstores across the city. In Far From Home: Essays Beyond the Comfort Zone, A Nonvella Anthology, you have five essays from five great writers. Mr. MacKinnon’s piece, which we’ll discuss is about a car trip he took to the United States and the sort of America he encountered. Also in the book are the writers Susan Olding, Jake MacDonald, Scott Russell Sanders, and Deborah Campbell. Visit www.nonvella.com for more information on this collection edited by Tyee Bridge. J.B. MacKinnon was last on just over a year ago when his most recent book: The Once and Future World: Nature As it Was, As it Is, As it Could Be was released. He’s the recipient of the Charles Taylor Prize for his book Dead Man in Paradise, and with Alisa Smith, co-authored the big bestseller, The 100-Mile Diet. His own website is at www.jbmackinnon.com. Please welcome back to the Planta: On the Line program, James MacKinnon; Mr. MacKinnon, good morning.

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