The author, lawyer, and artist, Christopher Nowlin discusses his new novel, Tough Tiddlywinks (A Picture’s Worth Press, 2014), Vancouver, and more, with Joseph Planta.
|Tough Tiddlywinks by Christopher Nowlin (A Picture’s Worth Press, 2014).
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Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:
I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.
Christopher Nowlin is an author, artist and criminal lawyer. He joins me now to talk about his new book, Tough Tiddlywinks. It’s an illustrated crime thriller, and it’s set in Vancouver. In 2008, just after the economic crash, a Vancouver real estate developer, ‘Condo King’ Donald Dickerson is killed. He’s been buying up the city, and there are many suspects. A First Nations man named Ryan Ghostkeeper is found with the knife and tried for the murder. I’ll get Mr. Nowlin to fill in the rest, and tell us about the book’s inspiration. I’ll also ask him about the Vancouver depicted in this book, and what the book might say about the activist community here, the schism between them and business interests, development, politics and the law. Christopher Nowlin teaches law at Langara College, and his book Judging Obscenity: A Critical History of Expert Evidence was nominated for the Shaughnessy Cohen Prize for Political Writing in 2003, while his first novel, To See The Sky was published in 2007. The book is liberally illustrated with Mr. Nowlin’s work. More can be had at his website www.christophernowlin.com. The book is published by A Picture’s Worth Press. You can buy it from among other places: Pulp Fiction Books on Main just north of Broadway. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, Christopher Nowlin; Mr. Nowlin, good morning.