Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Type, Episode 4: Claudia Dey and Rex Harrington

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In Episode 4 of Type, dancer Rex Harrington and novelist Claudia Dey get personal and introspective on what motivates them as artists. It's a beautiful conversation. Filmed in the Tower Suite at the Gladstone Hotel.

Type is an Open Book series of "co-interviews" in which authors are paired with creative people in other fields of art and culture such as fashion, art, culinary arts, music, film/TV, theatre, dance and more.

In each segment, our guests open up a discussion by asking each other about their respective work and inspirations. Full of natural curiosity and without any pre-set questions or previous encounters, this series is filled with the type of spontaneous, engaging conversation that can happen at really good dinner parties, cocktail parties and other chatty gatherings...and then stick in your head for days.

Claudia Dey is a novelist, playwright and columnist. She writes the weekly "Group Therapy" column for the Globe and Mail, and during its brief but illustrious life, Claudia also wrote the sex column for Toro magazine under the pseudonym Bebe O'Shea. Her plays have been translated into French and German and produced internationally. They include Beaver, Trout Stanley and The Gwendolyn Poems, which was nominated for the Governor General's Award and the Trillium Award. Her debut novel, Stunt (Coach House Books), has been praised by -- among others -- the Globe and Mail, Quill and Quire and Time Out Chicago, which called it "deeply weird and totally beautiful."
During his 20-year career as a dancer, Rex Harrington galvanized and thrilled audiences around the world with his magnetic stage presence and powerful gift for dramatic characterization. Renowned both at home and internationally for his portrayals of Romeo in Romeo and Juliet, Siegfried and Rothbart in Swan Lake, Albrecht in Giselle and Prince Florimund in The Sleeping Beauty, Mr. Harrington's name is synonymous with ballet at its most charismatic.

Type is presented on Novel-tv, a new web channel offered exclusively by Open Book and produced by Spontaneously Combusted Films.