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Andrew Pyper: On demons, dryers, and Canadian identity

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“Pyper’s gift is that he deeply respects his readers, yet still insists on reducing them to quivering children.” – Gillian Flynn

GUEST BLOG POST BY KARISSA ALCOX, LIBRARIAN

I think anyone who’s read an Andrew Pyper novel would have to agree with Gone Girl author Gillian Flynn. Andrew’s stories are terrifying and dark and demonic. But they’re also tender, wise, and somehow full of genuine beauty. The Canadian literary scene is lucky to have Andrew Pyper, and so was Kitchener Public Library. I was honoured to get the chance to interview him during an 85 Queen event in the Reading Lounge. Andrew was incredibly personable and insightful, and he gave our audience a lot to think about. For those who couldn’t make it on October 26th, here’s a rundown of my favourite Pyper highlights.

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