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Will Aitken


Will Aitken is a Montreal novelist, journalist and screenwriter. His novels include Realia, A Visit Home, and Terre Haute. As a writer and broadcaster covering film, visual arts, architecture, and design he has worked for the CBC, the BBC and NPR. His arts journalism and essays have appeared in the Globe and Mail, the National Post, MacLean’s, the Paris Review, the Threepenny Review and many other publications in North America and Europe. In collaboration with Canadian poet and classicist Anne Carson, he has directed productions of her spoken-word opera, “Decreation,” in Montreal, London and Berlin. Aitken is a MacLean Hunter Fellow in Arts Journalism, and was guest curator at Harvard University’s Film Archives.

Books by Will Aitken

9780385298728 Terre Haute

9780679311065 Realia

Venice Death in Venice