Michael Blouin, winner of the 2009 ReLit Award for his debut novel Chase and Haven (Coach House Books), has just released his latest book of fiction with BookThug. In typical Blouin style, I Don't Know How to Behave breaks through all the boundaries, beginning with taking biographical details from the life of Canadian daredevil and stunt driver Ken Carter and melding them with his invented life stories for Canadian film director Bruce Mcdonald and Canadian poet Gillian Sze.
Michael has been shortlisted for the Amazon First Novel Award, the bpNichol Award and the CBC Literary Award. He's won the Diana Brebner Award and the 2012 Lampman Award. He's been published in most Canadian literary magazines including Arc, Descant, Branch, Dragnet, The Antigonish Review, Event, Queens Quarterly and The Fiddlehead, and has served as an adjudicator for The Ontario Arts Council, the Ottawa Book Awards, Carleton University and This Magazine.
Join Michael Blouin at the can't-miss book event of the season, the BookThug Fall Launch on Tuesday, October 1 at Toronto's Supermarket. Visit Open Book: Toronto's Events page for details.
In his candid answers to Proust Questionnaire, Michael tells us his idea of happiness, his greatest extravagance, his rules about tattoo grammar and more.