Leah McLaren Interview
“…I decided to put mine in the world!”
Leah’s a writer for the Globe, and I’ve been reading her column for a while now. She’s also appeared in the CBC show The Newsroom with Ken Finkleman, which I absolutely love. When I heard she had written a novel, I knew it was a great chance to sit and talk to her.
The book is called The Continuity Girl, and it’s as sharp and witty as her column. In the book, the main character is after sperm and she’ll do anything she can to get her hands on it. She’s a raging sperm bandit! It’s craziness! Well, it’s really a baby she wants, but you’ll have to read the book to find out if she has one. (Hint: Page 220)
I was worried that Leah was going to ask me for my sperm, and then I was worried that she would try and steal it anyway. And then I realized, it was just a book. Damn!
Leah is taking her novel across the country, but she’s still in Toronto for a while. You can catch her Wednesday, Feb. 22, 06 at the Harbourfront Centre, if she doesn’t catch you first.
Special thanks to Leah McLaren, and to Melanie Storoschuk at Harper Collins.