Selected reviews and awards as well as a regularly updated event schedule.
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."