Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Hands on: David Jón Fuller

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I told David he had to figure out a pose for his hands portrait.

So he took me someplace dark. And raised his hands.

Which is fitting if you know David at all and/or have read or heard him read from his manuscript, Bark at the Moon.

Which is a novel set in Winnipeg in the 1980s...and features preppy vampires and headbanging werewolves who attend Flipside and prom.

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David Jón Fuller, the Aqua Books Emerging Writer-in-Residence for January, was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba. As an actor he has been in multiple held-over plays at the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and performed with two orchestras, including excerpts from Shakespeare for the world-renowned Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra before an audience of 1,600. In addition to writing hundreds of newspaper articles, he has had fiction published online in The Harrow and in the bestselling chapbook anthology Ten Best Pages. He’s been the editor of North America’s oldest surviving ethnic newspaper, Lögbgerg-Heimskringla, and currently works as a copy editor for the Winnipeg Free Press.

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