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WAM July 30-31 Kenneth J. Harvey

Love him or hate him, and he does tend to polarize people, Kenneth J. Harvey is by any measure a successful novelist. He’s written bestsellers and prize winners, and he’s twice been nominated for the Giller Prize and the Commonwealth Writers Prize.

But some people are put off by his subject matter and by his hard-headed confrontation of difficult issues.

His new novel, Reinventing the Rose, goes to just these places. The headlines. The paranormal. Psyches and warped desires. And it may also be his last novel.

Kenneth Harvey joined me in the studio this week for a chat about the book and the future. He began by telling me about the inspiration for Reinventing the Rose.

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