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Brent Hayward

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Author of Filaria ('08) The Fecund's Melancholy Daughter ('11), several shorter stories, in various publications, & Head Full of Mountains ('14).

UK born, raised in Montreal, lived in LA for a spell and as an expat in Poland. Currently resides in Toronto.

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By day, aerospace bound.

"Hayward's debut is a powerful, beautifully-written dystopian tale concerning four inhabitants of a gigantic but dying artificial habitat... With well-developed characters and four strong plotlines told through alternating chapters, Hayward delivers a fulfilling read.
– Publishers Weekly (starred review)

"[Brent Hayward]'s second novel combines elegant writing wit
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Brent Hayward To be honest, I don't often think of myself as 'a writer', per se, though I do spend a fair amount of time hunched over a pc typing away. Anyhow,…moreTo be honest, I don't often think of myself as 'a writer', per se, though I do spend a fair amount of time hunched over a pc typing away. Anyhow, having said that, the best thing about the writing process is the pleasure I get doing final edits on a manuscript I feel is almost complete. Getting to that point is often somewhat arduous. I like details and nuances. Seeing a book cover for the first time is right up there too, or a book of mine in a bookstore, but that's a different sort of satistaction. (less)
Brent Hayward Write regularly, whether you feel like it or not. Sometimes the words that cause the most grief and struggle are the best. Don't be afraid of revising…moreWrite regularly, whether you feel like it or not. Sometimes the words that cause the most grief and struggle are the best. Don't be afraid of revising or deleting. Don't follow trends or chase markets. Prepare for criticism and when it comes don't take it personally. Be humble. And, above all, read everything that comes your way. (less)
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Filaria

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Head Full of Mountains

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“These mod cons, despite the brief excitement they generated, were basically chutes leading down to clay pipes, which in turn acted as simple conduits to the river, depositing the waste of the rich next to the waste of the poor, where the distinction was lost on the kholics, who attempted, each day, to clean it up.”
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“... he understood how little time comprised a life, and how tenacious and wondrous and frustrating the interim between oblivions could be.”
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“All gods are selfish and vain. Gods demand worship. Gods demand prayer.”
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“Some writers enjoy writing, I am told. Not me. I enjoy having written.”
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“I cannot remember the books I've read any more than the meals I have eaten; even so, they have made me.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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