Terri Favro

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Terri Favro's novel "Sputnik's Children" (ECW ) was chosen as one of the Globe & Mail's 100 Best Books of 2017, CBC Books Top 10 Canadian Fiction Books of 2017, and Quill & Quire Best Books of 2017. Her latest novel is "Once Upon A Time in West Toronto" (Inanna). In February 2018, her book "Generation Robot: A Century of Science Fiction, Fact and Speculation" will be published by Skyhorse Publishing. She also collaborates with Toronto artist Ronald Edding on the "Bella" series of graphic novels (Grey Border Books). Her novella, "The Proxy Bride" (Quattro), was was a winner of the 2012 Quattro Ken Klonsky Novella Award. Terri is a shortlisted finalist for the CBC Literary Prize in Creative Non-Fiction and has been published in major ...more

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Terri Favro Hmmm. So many possibilities! I'd like to go into a world where I had superpowers, which opens up almost any comic book series, although I'd need to be…moreHmmm. So many possibilities! I'd like to go into a world where I had superpowers, which opens up almost any comic book series, although I'd need to be bitten by a radioactive spider (or whatever). Yech. Silver Surfer would be a good one as long as I got to ride my own intergalactic board. I also considered "Outlander" -- being thrown back 200 years to 18th century Scotland would be cool –– except that it sounds so uncomfortable and dangerous! No hot showers -- that's a deal breaker. I think my choice would be Michael Chabon's "Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay" -- hanging out with New York's pioneer comic book creators mid-20th century. Their parties sounded amazing. And the burst of creativity that led to all the superheroes we know now -- it would be awesome to be part of that. Maybe I could be a comic book writer by day, collaborating with one of the artists. And going to Greenwich Village parties by night. Yeah: New York City and comics. That's where I'd like to be.(less)
Terri Favro I have a family story that remains a mystery I plan to explore in a book. When I was 17, my father told me a story about a young Italian cousin named…moreI have a family story that remains a mystery I plan to explore in a book. When I was 17, my father told me a story about a young Italian cousin named Vigio. In 1929, he came to Canada and lived with my Dad and his parents for a while on a farm in the Niagara area. Vigio would have been about 17 himself at this time; my Dad was 9. Vigio and Dad developed a close relationship. Finally my grandfather sent Vigio off to Toronto to work in a hotel. About two months later, Vigio unexpectedly returned to my grandparents' house. He was completely traumatized -- so much so that any time he saw male strangers, he panicked, at one point crashing through the window of the house and running through the snow barefoot in his pajamas...my father described seeing Vigio's bloody footprints appearing against the white snow while my grandfather went in pursuit. Eventually he was sent home to Italy. After WWII broke out, the village was home to a lot of partisan activity and was occupied by German troops. Vigio was shot by them one day when he started running at a command to halt: when the soldier saw Vigio's face he began to weep and threw down his gun, shouting "Why did you run?" A German soldier hanged himself in that village a short time later: not sure if it was the same one. Mystery: What happened to Vigio in Toronto? Why was he shot, and what did the soldier seem so grief-stricken? Did Vigio and the soldier who killed him know one another?(less)
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Every Novel Has A Soundtrack

Long-form writing is a lonely business. In a previous blog (“Writing With My Feet”), I talked about the role of cycling and spinning in helping me get around narrative roadblocks (and preventing me from constantly crouching over the digital hearth with my imaginary friends, also known as 'fictional characters').

But for me and many other writers, music is also a big part of the process. In "From... Read more of this blog post »
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