Stephen Marche is capable of writing … any darn thing he wants.” —Globe and Mail

Stephen Marche is a journalist, cultural commentator, novelist and essayist. He is the author of nearly a dozen books, including The Next Civil War, The Unmade Bed: The Messy Truth About Men and Women in the Twenty-First Century and The Hunger of the Wolf. He has written opinion pieces and essays for The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Atlantic, Esquire, The Walrus and many others. He is the host of the hit audio series How Not to F*ck Up Your Kids Too Bad, and its sequel How Not to F*ck Up Your Marriage Too Bad.

His latest book is On Writing and Failure: Or, On the Peculiar Perseverance Required to Endure the Life of a Writer – a topic discussed in every creative writing department in the world. Less a guide to writing and more a guide to what you need to continue existing as a writer, it describes the defining role played by rejection in literary endeavors and contemplates failure as the essence of the writer’s life.

Stephen caused more than a little buzz when he released the eBook novella Death of an Author earlier this year, a groundbreaking, suspenseful experiment in the meta world of man meets machine. Co-written by ‘Aidan Marchine’, the book used three artificial intelligence programs with extensive plotting and prompting from Stephen. “I am the creator of this work, 100 percent,” Marche said, “but, on the other hand, I didn’t create the words.”

Stephen’s appearance is supported by Author Patrons Julie Leclerc and David O’Toole

Appearing in 27. The Big Idea: CanLit Unbound