THE RELIT AWARD
One of the premiere literary awards in Canada. "Chase and Haven" won for Best Novel.
"Reading Blouin's virtuoso performance is inspiring, clearly brilliant, but also a little disturbing because you start to wonder how some people get to be so darn gifted.
Blouin is the type of author who gets rave reviews because he is talented, a risk-taker, and so unlike anyone else you have ever read."
The first event for "Skin House" is listed below, further events are coming soon and the anthology "The Group of Seven: Contemporary Stories Re-Imagining Historic Canadian Paintings" will be launching soon with multiple events.
"Skin House" Initial Launch Event: North Grenville Public Library, 1 Water Street kemptville ON, Thursday October 24 2019, 7:00 pm. Free admission and refreshments.
THE LAMPMAN AWARD
Presented annually by ARC, Canada's National Poetry Magazine. "Wore Down Trust" won.
THE NATIONAL POST
"Take a few consecutive hours out of your life, and read, in one sitting, a book that is compelling, insightful and thoroughly unconventional. Creates vivid images revealed in the author's beautifully lean and powerful voice. Scores of vignettes are drawn together into a single, breathless tale of endurance, like water droplets coalescing into a dark pool. Buy it."
“Stabbingly lyrical misconduct, ingenious myth-making: Blouin's wonderful novel is a sexy stagger-step toward a new way of thinking about, of carving up, truth and beauty that will tractor-beam you instantly onto a fast, wild mofo-ship.”
The award winning Anvil Press has released the innovative novel SKIN HOUSE. Currently available:
CHICAGO CENTER FOR LITERATURE AND PHOTOGRAPHY
"Blouin does a particularly remarkable job. This comes strongly recommended to the legitimately adventurous, those who enjoy not just reading a book but climbing inside of it. It is bound to be loved."