Here I am with the lovely author and host, J.T. Ellison. We talked about Neanderthals, motherhood, and stories. I made a friend. Thank you for having me, J.T.!
A huge thank you to the Ontario Library Association for nominating The Last Neanderthal for 2018 Forest of Reading Evergreen Award.
I am working on my next book, but I have a few appearances:
Sunday, February 25 – Uxbridge, ON
I will be at the Blue Heron Books and Brunch interviewing Maggie O’Farrell
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM
April 26-28, 2018 – Moncton, New Brunswick
Frye Festival, details to come
September 4th – Toronto, ON
The Heliconian Literary Series (details to come)
And I’ll be Italy for the launch of THE BEAR this spring.
April 19, 2017 – Tempo di Libri, Milano
April 21, 2017 – The Archaeological Museum, Mantua
April 2, 2017 – San Francisco, California
Northern California Independent Booksellers Association Spring Workshop
May 1, 2017 – Rutgers University Writers House (by Skype)
May 25, 2017 – Brooklyn, NY
Launch, Canadian Writers Night at Emma Straub’s Books are Magic
225 Smith Street, Brooklyn
7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
With authors Katrina Onstad, Adam Sternbergh, and Jonny Diamond, Editor-in-Chief of Lithub
July 25 – Los Angeles, CA
Vroman’s Bookstore with Edan Lepucki
October 13-15 – Nashville, TN
Southern Festival of Books – Author list
January 15, 2018 – Grimsby, Ontario
Grimsby Author Series (Tickets on sale August 10th)
November 20, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario
Read for the Cure, Liberty Grand
Tickets on sale now
November 17, 2017 – Collingwood, Ontario
Grand opening of Simcoe Street Books
5 pm to 8 pm, more information
November 3 to 5, 2017 – London, Ontario
Words, London’s Literary and Creative Arts Festival
September 9, 2017–Dunedin, Ontario
Dunedin Literary Festival
1:15pm – 2pm – Author’s Tent Event #1: Cecily Ross, Claire Cameron & Allison Pick – Moderated by Simon Heath
Author’s Tent, Dunedin Park, Free
September 10, 2017 – Eden Mills, Ontario
Eden Mills Writers’ Festival – details to come
September 13, 2017 – Niagara-on-the-Lake
Wine and Words Series
Konzelmann Estate Winery
1096 Lakeshore Road
7 – 9 p.m.
October 10, 2017 – St. Albert, Alberta
STARFest Readers’ Festival
Cameron will be in conversation with Pamela Willoughby, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at the University of Alberta. Her field is the study of the earliest archaeological records.
October 11-12, 2017 – Calgary, Alberta
Wordfest Writers Festival
October 17 to 22, 2017 – Vancouver, British Columbia
Vancouver Writers Festival
– Event 56 – Out of Character, Friday, October 20, 10:00-11:30 AM, Performance Works, Claire Cameron, Wayne Johnston, Linden MacIntyre, Kathleen Winter
– Event 89 – The Sunday Brunch, Sunday, October 22, 11:00 AM- 12:30 PM, Performance Works, John Boyne, Claire Cameron, Karen Connelly, Nathan Englander, Merilyn Simonds, Deborah Willis
Sunday, October 29, 2017 – Toronto, Ontario
International Festival of Authors (IFOA)
Writing an Informed Story
Roundtable: Claire Cameron, Helen Humphreys, Roberta Rich
Moderator: Deborah Dundas
While I did not walk away with the 2017 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize, I did have a great night at the ceremony. They made videos about each of the short-listed books.
This is mine.
But the real thrill of this nomination was to be in such incredible company. I was deeply honoured to find The Last Neanderthal among these books.
This is the winner, David Chariandy talking about his beautiful book, Brother.
Carleigh Baker on her brilliant collection, Bad Endings.
Leanne Beasamosake Simpson on This Accident of Being Lost, which bursts with energy.
And last and in no way least, is Omar El Akkad on American War. It still haunts me.
Turkish rights to Claire Cameron’s THE LAST NEANDERTHAL have been sold to Mitra by Atilla Izgi Turgut of Akcali Copyright Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency. The novel previously went to Little, Brown (US), Doubleday (Canada), Cargo/De Bezige Bij (the Netherlands), SEM (Italy), Zara (Denmark), Jota (Czech Republic), Maeva (Spain), and Brainfood (Greece), bringing the total number of territories to nine.
For further information, see http://www.bukowskiagency.com/Neanderthal.htm
International Rights: Fiction
Greek rights to Claire Cameron’s THE BEAR and THE LAST NEANDERTHAL have been sold to Brainfood by Nelly Moukakou of JLM Agency on behalf of Denise Bukowski at The Bukowski Agency.
THE LAST NEANDERTHAL previously went to Little, Brown (US), Doubleday (Canada), Cargo/De Bezige Bij (the Netherlands), SEM (Italy), Zara (Denmark), Jota (Czech Republic), and Maeva (Spain), bringing the total number of territories to eight.
THE BEAR previously went to Little, Brown (US), Doubleday (Canada), Harvill Secker (UK), Cargo/De Bezige Bij (the Netherlands), Kero (France), Nefes Yayinevi (Turkey), Bertand (Brazil), SEM (Italy), and Skybook (Viet Nam), bringing the total number of territories to ten.
More here – http://www.bukowskiagency.com/Neanderthal.htm
One highlight of the summer was my interview with Nam Kiwanuka on The Agenda. I worked on The Last Neanderthal for about five years. There is nothing more satisfying than talking to a smart, informed interview like Nam. We forgot about the cameras and got into it.
You can watch the full episode below, or on The Agenda’s website.