Friday, May 22, 2015

Moose Jaw Times-Herald: Getting personal with Guy Vanderhaeghe

Sask.-author excited to be a guest at Festival of Words
Saskatchewan author Guy Vanderhaeghe is set to
appear at the 2015 Saskatchewan Festival of Words.
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By Lisa Goudy

Personal experiences matter when Guy Vanderhaeghe is writing a story.

“No writer can write in a vacuum, which doesn’t mean to say that you write what happened to you, but the only thing you can write out of it your own experiences of life, whatever life has taught you or whatever you’ve drawn from life,” he said. “All of these things can be source material for writers.”

For instance, in his latest collection of short stories, Daddy Lenin and Other Stories, several are set in the 1960s – the time of Vanderhaeghe’s adolescence.

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