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Jason Lee Norman

McLuhan House Book Club: 40 Below by Jason Lee Norman

Writer and publisher, Jason Lee Norman, from Edmonton and is our choice of reading for the McLuhan House December Book Club. He is the editor of two 40 Below anthologies and has also created the publishing imprint Monto Books that released three books in 2017, included the ambitious Project Compass, a novel with four authors. He is the co-founding editor of Funicular Magazine that publishes creative writing, featuring not only local talent but also original work from around the world. Norman’s devotion to writing includes his any-means-necessary approach and this has spurred some great creative solutions for fun literary events.

Inspired by his return to Edmonton from the University of Manchester, Norman wrote two short-story collection and released two editions of 40 Below: Edmonton’s Winter Anthology. With contributions from 50 authors of original pieces of poetry, fiction, and short essays, the first edition was published in November 2013, followed by a second printing in 2014. The second volume was published in 2015 and includes a selection of Alberta authors.

Meet Jason Lee Norman at the December Book Club at McLuhan House and hear more on his books, insights, and what is next!