I’m a writer. Of fiction mostly. Five novels so far, a sixth and a sequel about to come out. What kind of fiction? It’s ironic, multi-layered, circular rather than linear, laced with ambiguities and fraught with paradoxes. It has been called metafiction.
All I can say for sure is that my writing is funny, gets rave reviews, attracts hardcore addicts, and scares the hell out of publishers and most editors. But not all, I hope.
In July 2018, I read to a great audience at the Ben McNally Books (Toronto) launch for The NeverMind of Brian Hildebrand.
I was genuinely honoured to be included in the 2019 Leacock Medal for Humour longlist. Check out the impressive reading list (photo: Leacock Medal) :
Sincere thanks to family, friends, and readers for your support!
Special thanks to Crowsnest Books, reviewers, and colleagues: Terry H. Fallis, Marq de Villiers, Paul Chutkow, Peter Giffen, Jerry Amernic, and Martin Waxman, for your enthusiasm.
CRITICAL REVIEWS and ARTICLES:
For serious literary criticism of my work, see the thoughts of Dennis Duffy and Donald Cameron. These are longer reads with many insights. Authors don’t always know what they’ve written.
- Dennis Duffy review (Mod Model) in Canadian Literary #54 (Quarterly of Criticism and Review) University of British Columbia, Autumn 1972
- Donald Cameron essay (Martin Myers: A wobble in the lens) in Conversations with Canadian Novelists-2, Macmillan of Canada 1973
SOME ADDITIONAL REVIEWS and ACCOLADES:
- Michael Posner interview (I’m trying to prove something) in Globe & Mail, January 7, 2006
- Randall Ware interview (Assignment: Martin Myers, Portait of a First Novelist) in Books in Canada, 1971
- Peter Sypnowich review (The Assignment a novel of humor and surprises) in Toronto Star, January 12, 1971
- Joseph Whitehill letter, quote from editor, Joan Kahn, June 1971
- Christopher Lehmann-Haupt review (The Junkshop of the Heart) in New York Times, January 28, 1971
- Northrop Frye letter, to editor, Joan Kahn, December 1970