"I like to hunt down murderers and put them away." -- Luc Vanier and the Vigilantes, by Pamela Davison
Phillip Ernest is a Canadian writer with an extraordinary personal history, as even the briefest version of his bio suggests:
Born in 1970, Phillip Ernest grew up in New Liskeard, Ontario. Fleeing home at fifteen, he lived on Toronto’s skid row until he was twenty-eight. He learned Sanskrit from the book Teach Yourself Sanskrit, and later earned a BA in South Asian Studies from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Sanskrit from Cambridge University. The Vetala (LLP, 2018) is his first novel.
This is Part I of a two-part interview. Part II is here.
Contributing editor Marie-Andrée Lamontagne’s introductory text for the French online Salon .ll. argues that literature has never thrived as much as it does today, when it has all but disappeared from sight.
Translation by Jonathan Kaplansky.
Contributing editors Felicia Mihali, Marie-Andrée Lamontagne, and Annabelle Moreau planning the
literary salon, October 2011.
The winner of this extravagant prize will be announced on December 15th, 7 p.m. EST.