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Jeffrey Luscombe

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Jeffrey Luscombe was born and raised in Hamilton, Canada. He holds a BA and MA in English from the University of Toronto and attended The Humber College School for Writers where he was mentored by Nino Ricci and Lauren B. Davis. He has had fiction published in many literary magazines including Zeugma Literary Journal, Filling Station Magazine and Pink Play Magazine. In 2010 Jeffrey was shortlisted for the Prism International Fiction Prize. In 2013 he was shortlisted for the Kerry Schooley Award by the Hamilton Arts Council for his novel Shirts and Skins. He also contributes articles, interviews and reviews to a number of international magazines. Jeffrey lives in Toronto, Canada with his husband Sean.

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Jeffrey Luscombe My next novel is also set in Hamilton during the 1970s. I think I may have a Hamilton trilogy in me. Though the book is not a sequel, I wouldn't be…moreMy next novel is also set in Hamilton during the 1970s. I think I may have a Hamilton trilogy in me. Though the book is not a sequel, I wouldn't be surprised if one or two of the characters from Shirts and Skins also pop up in the new novel.(less)
Jeffrey Luscombe If I waited for inspiration or the muse to come to my office, I would never write. Writing is work and the trick is (if you could call it a trick) to…moreIf I waited for inspiration or the muse to come to my office, I would never write. Writing is work and the trick is (if you could call it a trick) to write even when you have no inspiration to write. (less)
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message 126: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Started reading Jonathan Franzen's Purity. Been waiting a long time for this!

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message 125: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe I dumped my underpants for a naked bookclub.

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Read my full Globe and Mail article here:

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/life/f...


message 124: by Thomas

Thomas Thanks for becoming a friend on GR. Have a wonderful weekend. :)


message 123: by Jeffrey

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There is still a few more hours to enter my SHIRTS AND SKINS giveaway!

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message 122: by Jeffrey (last edited Jul 18, 2014 09:11PM)

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Here is my latest Xtra Magazine article on travel/reading/half naked men. Yes, I did find someone reading my novel, Shirts and Skins, on board :)

Click here for article: http://dailyxtra.com/travel/the-atlan...


message 121: by Jeffrey (last edited Jul 16, 2014 10:22PM)

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My novel, Shirts and Skins, made the top of the list of 'hottest reads for summer'.

Read full list here: http://digital.hotspotsmagazine.com/i...


message 119: by Jeffrey

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Here I am at the top of the list in this weekend's CBC article on Hamilton literature. Read full article here: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/hamilto... #HamOnt #Pride #ShirtsAndSkins


message 118: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Just chatting with the CBC about using Hamilton, Ontario as a setting for my novel.

Here is a list of Goodreads books set in Hamilton. You can vote on your favourites (like mine, Shirts and Skins) ;)

https://www.goodreads.com/list/show/4...


message 117: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe J.P. wrote: "Hey, Jeffrey. I was very happily surprised that your book Shirts and Skins was on my new cart at the library where I work (Lexington, KY) today. Very excellent! Can't wait to read it! :)"

Hey J.P.!

I'm really excited that my book is available in KY. Let me know what you think of it.

Jeffrey


message 116: by J.P.

J.P. Hey, Jeffrey. I was very happily surprised that your book Shirts and Skins was on my new cart at the library where I work (Lexington, KY) today. Very excellent! Can't wait to read it! :)


message 115: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe What's the matter with Kansas? Nothing! Now that my novel, Shirts and Skins, is in the Wichita Public Library! Can marriage equality be far behind now, Kansas?

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message 114: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe In Chicago? Yep, my novel, Shirts and Skins, is in the Chicago Public Library now too! Thanks to those who are suggesting it to their local libraries!

http://chipublib.bibliocommons.com/it...


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Jeffrey Luscombe Jeffrey Luscombe In Philadelphia? Yep, my book, Shirts and Skins is available at the Philadelphia Public Library now too! Thanks to those who are suggesting it to their local libraries!


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message 112: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe This is a first. Was recognized in the steam room of my gym by a guy who had been to one of my Shirts and Skins readings.


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Jeffrey Luscombe There is still a few more hours left to enter a chance to win a copy of my novel, Shirts and Skins!!

https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sh...

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message 110: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Nice to see Shirts and Skins is now in the Sacramento and Nashville Public Libraries. A big thanks to those who suggested it to their local libraries!

Shirts and Skins is now in the Toronto, Hamilton, Vancouver, Ottawa, Brantford, Thunder Bay, Halifax, Sacramento, Nashville, Dallas, San Francisco and Delaware OH Public Libraries!

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message 109: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Looking forward to your reviews and gifs, Marco!

Marco wrote: "Thanks for the friendvite, Jeffrey!

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message 108: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe My book, Shirts and Skins, made into the Library of Congress. Link: http://1.usa.gov/1fNYZ8o

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message 107: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe My interview with Greg Ross of Hamilton Life about my novel, Shirts and Skins. See full interview here: http://youtu.be/gL4ryRn8JI8

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message 106: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Can you see what this cruiser (with great taste in literature) is reading? Yes, it's my book, Shirts and Skins. #AtlantisCruise #ShirtsAndSkins

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message 105: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe You can see me discuss my novel, Shirts and Skins, with Hamilton Life TV show.

http://youtu.be/gL4ryRn8JI8


message 104: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Just finished a really fun chat about my book, Shirts and Skins, with Richard Ryder at Proud FM in Toronto.

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message 103: by Jeffrey (last edited Jan 01, 2014 07:57AM)

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Wishing you all a happy and prosperous New Year! All the best for 2014!

Jeffrey


message 102: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe A few photos from Saturday's "Hot Authors and Warm Drinks" signing at Glad Day Bookshop in Toronto. They have a few copies left if you are looking for stocking stuffers!

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Me last night at the Hamilton Literary Arts Awards.


message 100: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Richard wrote: "Hey Jeffrey, I will be waiting to see how everything turns out.

BTW, one of the other novels shortlisted is A Private Man which I recommended to you, and which also talks about th..."


Thanks, Richard!


message 99: by Richard (last edited Nov 12, 2013 05:33AM)

Richard Hey Jeffrey, I will be waiting to see how everything turns out.

BTW, one of the other novels shortlisted is A Private Man which I recommended to you, and which also talks about the Evelyn Dick case! Who'd a thunk it?

The competition seems fierce, but I wish you lots of luck!


message 98: by Jeffrey

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Looking forward to the Hamilton Literary Arts Award ceremony tomorrow where my novel, Shirts and Skins, was shortlisted!

http://hamiltonartscouncil.ca/blog/20...


message 97: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe At last Sunday's Palm Springs Pride Festival signing books with Lori Duron, author of the brilliant "Raising My Rainbow, Adventures in Raising A Fabulous, Gender Creative Son".

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message 96: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Planning on being in Palm Springs next weekend for Pride? I will be at the Author's Village selling and signing books. Come by and say hi!

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message 95: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Great news! My novel, Shirts and Skins, is a finalist for a Hamilton Arts Council Literary Award.

http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/...


message 94: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe A few photos from my hometown reading of Shirts and Skins last week!

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message 93: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe TONIGHT!

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Jeffrey Luscombe comes home for his first HPL reading of Shirts and Skins, the critically acclaimed novel of a young man's coming out, coming-of-age, and coming-to-terms with his family and fate in the east end of Hamilton during the 70's and 80's.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Kenilworth Branch
103 Kenilworth Avenue North
L8H 4R6

http://www.hpl.ca/articles/author-jef...


message 92: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe All set for tomorrow's reading of Shirts and Skins at The Kenilworth Branch of The Hamilton Public Library in #HamOnt!




message 91: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Me chatting with Margaret Atwood today about my reading this Thursday to a hometown crowd. She suggested I read "Mortification: Writers' Stories of Their Public Shame"

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message 90: by Jeffrey

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Luscombe comes home for his first HPL reading of Shirts and Skins, the critically acclaimed novel of a young man's coming out, coming-of-age, and coming-to-terms with his family and fate in the east end of Hamilton during the 70's and 80's.

Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

Thursday, September 19, 2013 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Kenilworth Branch
103 Kenilworth Avenue North
L8H 4R6

http://www.hpl.ca/articles/author-jef...


message 89: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Just a few more hours to get in on my Shirts and Skins giveaway!

http://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/sho...


message 88: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Signing copies of Shirts and Skins at the Fierté littéraire booth at Montreal Pride!

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message 87: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe A couple of photos of my Montreal Pride reading of Shirts and Skins at Argo Bookshop. Thanks to all who came!

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message 86: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe This will be a busy Saturday in Montreal!

I will be signing copies of Shirts and Skins at the Fierté littéraire booth at Fierté Montréal Pride this Saturday Aug17 from 1-4pm. Then my reading is at Argo Bookshop at 7pm.


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message 85: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe I will be doing a reading of Shirts and Skins at Argo Bookshop in Montreal for Fierté Montréal Pride next Saturday August 17th at 7pm. Come by if you're in town!

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message 84: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Hamilton-born author Jeffrey Luscombe comes home for his first Hamilton Public Library reading of Shirts and Skins, the critically-acclaimed novel of a young man’s coming-out, coming-of-age, and coming-to-terms with his family and fate in the east end of Hamilton during the 70s and 80s. The author will also hold a question and answer session after the reading. Copies of Shirts and Skins will be available for purchase.

Kenilworth Branch, Hamilton Public Library
103 Kenilworth Avenue North
Hamilton, Ontario
L8H 4R6
Thursday, 19 September 2013
7:00pm-8:00pm

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message 83: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe My Provincetown reading. A great time and a great turnout!

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Jeffrey meeting Armistead Maupin in Provincetown


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Jeffrey and Jeffrey in Queen's Park. Read the article here: http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/...


message 80: by Richard (last edited Jul 16, 2013 10:02PM)

Richard Jeffrey wrote: "Today's piece about my novel Shirts and Skins (and me) in today's Hamilton Spectator:

http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/..."


Jeffrey, I read the article! It was well written, with no typos! :)


message 79: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Today's piece about my novel Shirts and Skins (and me) in today's Hamilton Spectator:

http://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/...

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message 78: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Happy birthday to French writer Marcel Proust (1871 – 1922). Those who have read Shirts and Skins may have notice I payed homage to Proust (specifically the narrator meeting Robert de Saint-Loup in the barracks at Doncières in Guermantes Way) in my own novel. —

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message 77: by Jeffrey

Jeffrey Luscombe Photo from yesterday's signing at the Eaton Centre Indigo. A big thanks to all that came by!


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