My name is August C. Bourré. That's me on the left (photo by Chloé Giles). I'm a writer living and working in Toronto. Most of my work is fiction and book reveiws, although I have done other things. I launched this site in February of 2000 with the idea of making a huge, rambling mess of a thing, with photographs, stories, poems, design experiments and even this new fad that people were calling "blogs". More than eight years later (at the time this is being written), only the blog and a handful of mini-sites (Nabokov's Lolita and Idiotbox) are left, and a good thing, too.
Several years ago I made the decision to blog only about literature (and ocassionaly film, although in rare—very rare—intances other things will crop up), because it's a subject about which I am passionate and knowledgable. It drives me.
In 2007 I became heavily involved in a project that I referred to simply as Reading 2007. It involved posting a mini-review, or more accurately a sort of impressionist ramble, about every book that I read that year. I was pleased with the project's success, not only in terms of positive reader feedback, but also in terms of its affect on my own critical judgement, and in helping to keep me motivated as a writer. I have brought the project into 2008, with appropriate name change of course, and plan to continue with it in 2009.
If you want to know more about me or the projects I'm working on you can visit my profile site, AugustBourre.com. If you have questions or comments unrelated to a specific post, I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.