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Dave Bidini Interviewed by Ian Daffern for Open Book

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Dave Bidini Interviewed by Ian Daffern for Open Book

The interview took place at The Roof Lounge at the Park Hyatt in Toronto on September 21, 2007.

Dave Bidini has made a terrific name for himself as a writer with the success of his previous books, The Best Game You Can Name, Baseballissimo, On a Cold Road, and Tropic of Hockey. Bidini wrote and hosted the Gemini Award-winning small-screen adaptation of Tropic of Hockey, called Hockey Nomad, which was first broadcast in January 2003. He has two books out this fall: Around the World in 57 1/2 Gigs (McClelland & Stewart) and For Those About to Write (Tundra Books). He lives in Toronto with his wife, Janet, and their two children.

Ian Daffern got his start as a news producer at Book Television, but has since covered everything from arts and culture to current-affairs. As a journalist he has written for The Globe and Mail, National Post, Toronto Star, Quill and Quire and Books-In-Canada and is a regular contributor to the technology section of Now Magazine. His television work has been seen on the CBC; Vision TV and the Slice network. His documentary Bloom is a Cod! The Bloomsday Centenary about James Joyce ran on Bravo in 2005 and was called "Pure Pleasure" by The Globe and Mail. He is currently a contributing videojournalist for The Globe and Mail as well as a story and creative producer for the Royal Ontario Museum. For more info visit his website www.iandaffern.ca.

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