CanLitNon-fictionThe Colophon

Cultural reporter Elamin Abdelmahmoud talks about his memoir, Son of Elsewhere, his love of The O.C, and what the banjo has in common with the oud

"Even though I've been living in this country for twenty-two years and this is for all intents and purposes my home – it's where I intend to live the rest of my life – elsewhere is this notion that one or two pieces are missing," says Abdelmahmoud.

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CanLitNon-fictionThe Colophon

“There are probably people getting away with such things right now”: Sarah Weinman discusses her new book, about a con artist who convinced a right-wing pundit to save him from death row

Edgar Smith, the convicted murderer of a fifteen-year-old girl, found some powerful advocates in conservative writer William F. Buckley, Jr., and Alfred A. Knopf editor Sophie Wilkins.

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