Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Canada Reads Book Club: Douglas Coupland

We have worked our way through Generation X so time to provide a few dets on its author. Interesting guy but cannot say that we are fans beyond the masterful work of Microserfs. Slightly sad to say it but cannot be denied. We do have enormous respect for someone this mult-talented though!

Brief Biography
- born in West Germany; moved to West Vancouver in 1965
- attended McGill University
- graduated from the Emily Carr College of Art and Design
- wrote and executive produced a television series based on his novel jPod
- codesigned a eight-hectare urban park in downtown Toronto adjacent to the Gardiner Expressway
- selected as the presenter of the 2011 Massey Lectures.

Honours and Awards
- two Canadian National Awards for Excellence in Industrial Design
- nominated for the 2004 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book (Canada and Caribbean) for Hey Nostrodamus!
- won the Canadian Authors Association Award for Fiction in 2004 for Hey Nostrodamus!
- Everything's Gone Green won the award for best Canadian feature film at the 2006 Vancouver International Film Festival, a film for which he wrote the screenplay
- Generation A finalist for the 2009 Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize

Interviews and Articles
The Write Stuff
January Magazine

The Guardian


  1. Hey there, just dropping by on the hop and have become a new follower.

    I didn't get a chance to listen to the podcasts for Canada Reads 2010 yet, but I have a review that I wrote for Generation X last year that you can read here if you're interested.

    Happy Reading!

  2. Thanks for visiting - heading over to read your review...