Jake and Ron chat with the award-winning poet and author Sarah Tolmie about her novella All the Horses of Iceland
Sarah Tolmie, the author of All of the Horses in Iceland, can be described in many ways:
Intelligent: She is a trained medievalist with advanced degrees from University of Toronto and Cambridge and is a professor at the University of Waterloo.
Versatile: Sarah is a published poet and author of short stories, novels, and novellas.
Unique: Her body of work is not easily classified.
Resilient: As a mom to a new baby and toddler, and a professor working diligently for tenure, Sarah wrote her novel, The Stone Boatmen, while riding on a bus during her long commute to and from work.
Inspiring: The Stone Boatmen was passed over by publishers for close to two years. As you’ll hear in this interview, Sarah decided to take incredible, proactive steps on her own, and soon afterward, she was a published writer. All struggling, unpublished writers should listen to Sarah tell this story.
We don’t think it’s a coincidence that these are the same characteristics found in Icelandic Horses. We spoke to Sarah at her home in Kitchener, Ontario in Canada.
Sarah Tolmie Web Site: http://sarahtolmie.ca/
Sarah Tolmie entry in the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction:
All the Horses of Iceland
New York Times review on All the Horses of Iceland
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