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BESIDE no. 6

 

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Excited to announce that BESIDE Magazine issue 6 is now available, featuring a vague, associative, Artaud / D&G-inspired essay I wrote about offal, the (de)naturalization of taste, and the essentialization of biological categories (you know, typical Me shit), alongside some such weird geniuses as Michael Pollan, Aliyah Pabani of Canadaland’s The Imposter, and Restaurant Candide‘s John Winter Russel (among others)!

Go buy it, you fools !

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Back to Life, Ever unto Death

Exciting news! Eaten Back to Life has been picked up by Groupe Nota bene‘s Varia imprint and will be published in French translation this month! Holy hell!

We’ll be doing a launch party for the French edition, Manger à mort, on Wednesday March 20th at Bar Rouge Gorge at 6pm, come out and get drunk for once! Celebrate this further linguistic permutation of the word virus that is my living brain! Essen sum Tode, baby.

fb event: https://www.facebook.com/events/615706565543343/

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I sat down recently with Confabulation Mtl‘s Leigh Kinch-Pedrosa to talk about the usual nonsense – wine, butchery, me being a fraud. Some of the more incoherent bits got edited out, including me attempting to articulate the old May ’68 slogan “I take my desires for reality because I believe in the reality of my desire” as a mantra for wine amateurism, but you can  check out the rest of the interview over at Salon .II.

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Get That Paper

The Association of English-Language Publishers of Quebec is having their holiday book fair this weekend at Le Café in the Monument National this weekend, and not only will my book be available for purchase (great stocking-stuffer, I tell you, just perfect), but I am also taking part in something called the Rapid-Fire Reading Series, wherein a bunch of authors will basically relay-read bits of their writing in short, controlled, two-minute bursts. It should be…fun?

AELAQ Book Fair:  Saturday Nov 25th, noon-6pm; Sunday Nov 26th, 11am-5pm (1182 St-Laurent, across the street from the SAT)
Rapid-Fire Reading, 2-3pm Sunday.

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Toronto launch!

Tuesday, September 5th I’ll be descending upon (or likely gasping awake in) Toronto for the English Canada launch of EATEN BACK TO LIFE. We’ll be at TYPE Books (883 Queen W.), where I will probably read something and then be in discussion / rancorously bickering with my pal and editor John Semley.

Also very excited to have the Grape Witches on board to make sure we all get good and drunk. I’ve been very excited about their efforts toward a sort of democratic de/remystification of wine in a city that is only of late waking up to the notion that wine can be weird and fun.

Thanks again to the good folks at Drawn & Quarterly for hosting the Mtl launch (as well as Oenopole, Ward et Assoc. and Boucherie Lawrence for greasing the gastronomic wheels), which went swimmingly, if I do say so myself.

Here’s to round two.

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Lancement (that’s French for “Launched”)

New book is out! At long last I’ll be launching Eaten Back To Life on Thursday, August 17th at Librairie Drawn & Quarterly in Montreal, and Tuesday, September 5th at TYPE in Toronto (details tba). If you’re looking for a copy, please stop by D&Q, or order direct from Invisible Publishing. It’s been included on NOW Toronto’s 10 Must-Reads for Summer, so you should probably do that before the summer is spent. Who are you to resist? My children need wine!

"Turning pleasures into problems since 2008"

Writing on food, drink, and other hells of the flesh. 
Reach me at jonahdcampbell@gmail.com
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