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David G. Hallman

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David G. Hallman worked on environmental ethics for most of his career and during that time authored five books. Now retired, his writing has branched into different genres. A memoir "August Farewell" about the death of his longtime partner was released in early 2011 and his first novel "Searching for Gilead" was released in the fall of 2011. His collection of gay literary short stories "Book Tales" was published in September 2016. David lives in Toronto, Canada.

About six weeks after Bill's death, I found myself becoming anxious about forgetting details of those incredibly intense two weeks between the day he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and the day he died. It felt to me that if I forgot, it would be like losing Bill all over again. So I decided to create a record of those sixteen days. As I started writing, I was reminded of events from our t...

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August Farewell: The Last S...

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Searching for Gilead

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Ecotheology: Voices from So...

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…from another Forster fan

I met South African writer Damon Galgut at the 2014 International Festival of Authors (IFOA) in Toronto where he was on several panels reading from and discussing his new novel “Arctic Spring.” Two of Galgut’s previous novels
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Reading Thomas Pynchon’s “Bleeding Edge” – buckle your seatbelt

As someone who considers himself fairly well-read, I am simultaneously embarrassed and proud of myself – embarrassed that I had never read anything by Thomas Pynchon and proud that I have
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Making Art from the Pain in One’s Personal Life

If Miriam Toews can write fiction about suicide in her own family, can I?

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