Episode 25- October 12, 2014
Elyse’s fiction has won a Gold National Magazine Award and has been short-listed for the Trillium Book Award and the Toronto Book Award.
She’s also written two feature films that were produced and has two more in development.
The National Post’s Sofi Papamarko wrote: “Tales about people searching for meaning in an empty culture and confusing universe aren’t new, but Friedman tackles hers in a fiercely funny and original way.”
The Toronto Star’s Safa Jinje wrote: “The Answer to Everything is tragicomedy at its best. The novel is packed with sadness, but readers will mostly laugh.”
Among other things we discuss why Elyse dropped out of high school at a time in her life when she was, in her words, “a crazy, hormonal, freaked out teenager.”
A few of you podcast listeners submitted questions which Elyse answers, including one about her favourite dark and funny writers.