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Eric P. McCormack fonds.

The fonds consists of materials documenting Eric McCormack's career as a writer. It contains manuscripts, typescripts, clippings, ephemera, and correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

About Eric McCormack: Biographical.

This series contains primarily news clippings and serial publications containing articles with a biographical and/or critical focus. They relate to Eric McCormack's life history with special emphasis on the development of his career as an author and on the works of fiction which he has had published to date. A large number of these materials also relate specifically to Eric McCormack's receipt of and/or nomination for receipt of various literary awards.

Finally, a number of materials, including news clippings, correspondence, and ephemera relating primarily to Eric McCormack's personal interests, are grouped together in a miscellaneous file within this series.

McCormack, Eric P.

Book launches: First blast of the trumpet against the monstrous regiment of women.

Relates to media events aimed at promoting First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. This includes a list of interviews given by Eric McCormack to the media in Ottawa and a reading at the National Library. Additionally, this file contains a list of media events (primarily interviews) attended by Eric McCormack as part of efforts by himself and his publisher, Penguin Canada, to promote First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes four clippings (three originals, one photocopy, one faxed copy).

The first article, which appeared in Saturdaynight 112, no. 4 (May 1997): 105, 107-108 , focuses on the literary style of Eric McCormack's works and looks at important influences on him with special emphasis on his Scots origins. Particular consideration is given in this piece to his most recent work First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. This article also provides information on Eric McCormack's life history focusing especially on his upbringing in Scotland and his doctoral studies at the University of Manitoba.

The second article - _Macleans_110, no. 28 (14 July 1997): 43 - provides a short critique of Eric McCormack's works with special attention to First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. This article also points to the stark contrast between the themes of Eric McCormack's works and the author's personality.
T
he third article (The Record, 8 November 1997, sec. D, page 7) focuses on people from the Kitchener-Waterloo region who have achieved fame. Included among the individuals referred to in this article is Eric McCormack.

This file also includes an article (source unspecified) which was faxed to Eric McCormack by Penguin Books Canada in April 1997. The subject of this article is electronic books. This article reports on the increase in books which are now made available electronically via the Internet. Included among these books is Eric McCormack's First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women made available electronically by CVB.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes typed (computer output) interview e-mailed to Eric McCormack on Wednesday, July 22, 1998. This is an interview which was conducted previously with the author. Themes covered in this interview include: Eric McCormack's experiences of Canada both in personal and literary terms; the importance of satire and parody in his writing; the extent to which the writer figure is a symbolic projection into the fictional world; the materiality of words as both destroyers and preservers; the extent to which his works are metafictions, fictions about making fictions; intertextuality in his works; Postmodernism and his works; the extent to which his writing is genre-centered; the connection between his landscapes and the sense of dread they evoke; whether or not First Blast... is more of a mainstream Canadian novel about a character's growth and development;
*whether there is an aesthetic doctrine lurking behind his works.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Canada-Caribbean Region.

Includes clippings (originals and photocopies) from newspapers and newsletters. All of these articles report that Eric McCormack, was one of two recipients of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Canada-Caribbean region in 1988. This was one of eight regional Commonwealth Writers prizes. McCormack received this award for his work Inspecting the Vaults. The Nigerian writer, Festus Iyayi was named the overall winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize in this year for his novel Heroes.

Eric McCormack travelled to London, England to be presented with this regional prize and to compete with winners from three other Commonwealth regions for the overall prize. One of these articles reports on Eric McCormack's impressions of this event. Most of these articles also feature reports on Eric McCormack's reaction to his winning this prize as recorded in interviews with him and provide some background information about his life and literary career.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: Governor-General's Award for Fiction.

Includes clippings from newspapers and serial publications focusing on the fiction finalists for the Govenor-General Award in 1997. Eric McCormack was among those nominated for his novel First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.

Additionally, an article which appeared in St. Jerome's College newsletter _Update!_15, no. 2 (fall/winter 1997): 3, reports that 1997 was a very good year for writers and editors at St. Jerome's. Among the success stories referred to in this article is Eric McCormack's nomination for the Governor General's award for his novel First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.

Also included among the items in this file is a copy of a news bulletin issued by the Canada Council for the Arts on Oct. 22, 1997 listing the names of the nominees for the Governor-General's Awards and the titles of their works in English and French, in the categories of fiction, poetry, drama, nonfiction, children's literature (text and illustraton), and translation.
Additionally, two of the clippings contained in this file report that Jane Urquhart was the winner of the Governor General's Award for fiction in 1997.

These articles report on Ms. Urquhart's reaction to her win and focus on her literary career and previous literary awards received by her. These articles were published in The Record, Wednesday, 19 November 1997 and in The University of Waterloo Magazine (winter 1998). Both these articles also make reference to the fact that Eric McCormack was short-listed for this award.

Finally, this file contains a news bulletin issued by The Canada Council for the Arts on Nov. 17, 1998. This includes the names of the winners of the 1998 Governor General's Literary Awards.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: K-W Arts Awards.

Includes a photocopy of a clipping (The Record, Monday, 12 April 1999) entitled "Arts Community Awards". This article provides information on the winners of the 11th K-W Arts Awards in 1999. These awards are presented to artists in K-W in the fields of literature, visual arts, performing arts, and music. Eric McCormack was awarded the Literacy Award.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: People's Prize for Fiction.

Includes four copies of the same clipping (including 3 photocopies) entitled "Strong Short-leet[sic] for the People's Prize" (Herald, 2 May 1990). This article reports that the nominees for the 1990 People's Prize constitute "the strongest short-leet[sic] of six books ever announced for a Scottish literary award". Eric McCormack's The Paradise Motel is among the six works shortlisted for this prize. Information on all the nominated writers and background information on this Scottish literary award are provided in this clipping.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary awards: Spring Book Award of the Scottish Arts Council.

Includes clippings from newspapers, newsletters, and other serial publications all of which report that Eric McCormack has been awarded the Spring Book Award of the Scottish Arts Council. This award is given "in recognition of high standards in writing". These articles report on Eric McCormack's literary career to date and also refer to the fact that he has also been nominated for the 1990 People's Prize for Fiction.

This file also contains a poster issued by the Scottish Arts Council listing the winners of the Spring Book Awards in 1990.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary festivals: Eden Mills Writers' Festival.

Includes pamphlets and flyers listing the program of events for the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 1989 and 1990 at which Eric McCormack was among the authors who gave readings from their works. Some correspondence (1990) sent by the oganizers of this literary event to Eric McCormack regarding the program of events and his participation in the festival is also contained in this file.

A clipping, which reports on the Eden Mills Writers' Festival which took place in Guelph in 1989, is also among the items in this file. This article reports that Eric McCormack was among the writers who gave readings at this festival and features a photograph of Mr. McCormack reading an excerpt from one of his works outside the Eden Mills General Store on Oct. 15, 1989 (The Toronto Star, Monday, 16 October 1989, sec. A, page 9). A copy of the Annual Report of the Ontario Arts Council, 1990-1991 sent to Eric McCormack by this ogranization can also be found among these items. Eric McCormack is among the artists featured in this report and once again the photograph of Eric McCormack giving a reading during the 1989 Eden Mills Writers' Festival in Guelph is featured in this annual report.

Additionally, a letter (July 27, 1992) to Eric McCormack from Christine Adachi, Publications Coordinator of the Ontario Arts Council, expresses the council's gratitude for his participation in the publication of this annual report.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary festivals: Harbourfront.

Contains a serial publication entitled Harbourfront Reading Series listing the names and containing portrait photographs of all the authors who have read at Harbourfront as of March 1989. Included on this list is Eric McCormack.

This file also contains an advance information package sent to Eric McCormack, in addition to clippings, and a flyer. All of these items feature information on the Harbourfront's Winter's Tales Festival of Contemporary Fiction of Feb. 1990? Eric McCormack was among the authors who gave readings at this festival.

Also includes flyers and pamphlets relating to the Harbourfront Reading Series which took place on June 4, 1997 in Toronto at which Eric McCormack gave a reading from his novel First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. Also includes a copy of St. Jerome's College newsletter Update! 15, no. 1 (spring/summer 1997), which includes an announcement on page 4 that Eric McCormack will be reading at the Harbourfront Reading Series on June 4, 1997.

Additionally, the "Calendar of Events" in the University of Waterloo Magazine (spring 1997), included among the items in this file, makes reference to Eric McCormack's reading during this 1997 Harbourfront Reading Series.

McCormack, Eric P.

Book launches: Inspecting the vaults.

Includes two clippings, in addition to two copies of WordsWorth Books' Spring 1987 issue of Printout. The clippings both date from 1987 and relate to the launching of McCormack's novel Inspecting the Vaults.

The first clipping is an ad placed in the press by Words Worth Books announcing that Eric McCormack will be autographing copies of this book at Words Worth Books in Waterloo on Feb. 20, 1987. The second clipping, appeared in The Imprint, Friday, 6 February 1987, and reports on the party which took place at the Kent Hotel in Waterloo in Feb. 1987 to launch Inspecting the Vaults. The Spring 1987 issue of Printout reports on the recent release of Inspecting the Vaults and on McCormack's visit to Words Worth Books in Waterloo in Feb. 1987 to do a reading and sign copies of the book.

McCormack, Eric P.

Literary festivals: The Vancouver International Writers Festival.

Includes a clipping (The Globe and Mail, Wednesday 2 April 1989, sec. C, page 8) which focuses on the "diverse lineup" which characterized Vancouver's authors' festival in 1989. Eric McCormack was among the Canadian writers who participated in this festival. Also contains an information booklet produced for the Vancouver International Writers Festival which took place on Granville Island in Oct. 1995. This features informaton on the authors who participated in this event and provides descriptions of the activities and events which took place.

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous.

Includes clippings, a small amount of correspondence,and ephemera relating primarily to Eric McCormack's personal interests.

File contains clippings (originals and photocopies) relating to miscellaneous themes. Some of these clippings appear to have been kept by Eric McCormack because they relate to local literary events or other items of literary interest: the Spring 1990 issue of Printout, Words Worth Books' newsletter. The events section features information on a Mennonite/s Writing in Canada Conference on Canadian Literature, an event hosted in May 1990 by Conrad Grebel college together with The New Quarterly. Other local literary events listed here include an evening with Robert Kroetsch at the Seagram Museum, and Joseph Gold and Jane Urquhart book launch also at Seagram's. the Waterloo Chronicle, Wednesday, 8 August 1990, page 9, appears to have been kept by Eric McCormack, because of an article featuring the winning entries in this newspaper's inaugural Short Story Contest. another clipping featuring information on the 1992 bestsellers (Waterloo Chronicle, Wednesday, 6 January 1993, page 15). reviews of works by writers connected with St. Jerome's College. Two clippings feature information on the literary achievements and works of Stan Fogel, a professor of English at St. Jerome's College, and of Kevin Land, a playwright and graduate of St. Jerome's College. another clipping, which appeared in The Maclean's Guide to Canadian Universities in 1997 and which was faxed to Eric McCormack by his publisher Penguin Books Canada. This clipping focuses on the University of Waterloo with emphasis on its co-op program and its academic courses. a handwritten note (June 19, 1997) to Eric McCormack from Nona Spence Thomas? thanking him for reminding her of the "Scottish character", confirming that she did train at the Western Infirmary as a nurse in the 1950's, and that thereafter she worked as a midwife. She also wishes him every success. a short note to Eric McCormack from Paul relates to specifications for the length of a piece to be written by the author, and the date by which it is required. It would seem that the piece in question was most likely a review for Books in Canada. a book catalogue from Collins publishers for Jan. - June 1991. flyers in the form of advertising/promotional materials for The New Quarterly. These flyers provide information on the goals of this publication, and on the content and themes which are contained in this magazine, which features "new directions in Canadian writing". Among the authors, who write for this magazine who are listed in this advertising material is Eric McCormack. Five of the stories which were published in The New Quarterly, later appeared in his collection of short stories, Inspecting the Vaults. applications for subscriptions to The New Quarterly.
*University of St. Jerome's College Calendar (1996-1997). The first page (p. 51) of the section entitled "Course Descriptions and Faculty" features a photograph of Eric McCormack, Professor of English at St. Jerome's College, giving a lecture. Additionally, the information on the English department of St. Jerome's College contained in this calendar (pp. 52-55) includes a portrait photograph of Eric McCormack and information on the courses he teaches.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: bookstores.

Includes photocopies of flyers, and items in newsletters and newspapers relating to readings of Eric McCormack's works sponsored by Words Worth Books. This includes a reading given by the author at Seagram's Museum in Feb. 1989, in addition to a reading held in Nov. 1992 at the Canadian Clay and Glass Museum in Waterloo, Ont as part of Words Worth Books' "Fall 92 Author Series".

Flyers for other author events sponsored by various bookstores and publishers are also included in this file. Eric McCormack gave readings at all of these events. These include an author event (n.d.) hosted by McNally Robinson, the Fall Reading Series sponsored by Provident Bookstore in Waterloo (n.d.), in addition to an author event hosted by HarperCollins and Fanfare Books to mark 25 years of Descant Magazine.

Also included in this file are a flyer, and two clippings relating to an event sponsored by The New Quarterly entitled "Wine, Writers and Song : An Evening of Unconventional Love Stories", which took place on Feb. 14, 1996 at the Seagram Museum in Waterloo, Ont. Eric McCormack wrote short stories for The New Quarterly including some of the stories which later on formed part of Inspecting the Vaults. The author was among those who gave readings at this event.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: miscellaneous.

Includes flyers produced for various diferent readings and lectures given by Eric McCormack. They include a reading which took place at the University of Ottawa in Feb. 1987 sponsored by the Department of English and Continuing Education with the support of the Canada Council. Also includes a reading given by Eric McCormack for the English department at the University of Windsor in Mar. 1989.

Readings given by Eric McCormack for the Tuesday Night Café Theatre in Montreal? as part of a drama entitled "Dark Light Stories" also feature in another flyer contained in this file. A ticket to the launching event for Gothic, a journal of literary fiction, is also included in this file. Eric McCormack was a special guest at this event. Finally, flyers which were produced for the Fall Reading Series of the Forest City Gallery, in which Eric McCormack was one of the participating writers, are also among the items in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: public libraries in Kitchener-Waterloo.

Includes flyers produced for two different author events at which Eric McCormack gave a reading. The first is an author event hosted by the Waterloo Public Library (n.d.) at which Eric McCormack read from "Sad Stories in Patagonia" from his novel Inspecting the Vaults. The second event is an author event which was hosted by the Kitchener Public Library to celebrate the National Book Festival Week, April 15 - April 22, 1989. At this event Eric McCormack read form Gilbert Sorrentino's Mulligan Stew, while Tony Urquhart read from Eric McCormack's novel The Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Readings and lectures: University of Waterloo.

Includes flyers, posters, clippings from newsletters and newspapers all relating to readings or lectures given by Eric McCormack at the University of Waterloo (UW). The readings to which the materials contained in this file relate are as follows:
(1) Reading given by Eric McCormack on Nov. 7, 1984 in Hagey Hall at UW;
(2) Readings given by Eric McCormack and Ken Ledbetter as part of the UW's reading series sponsored by The English Society of St. Jerome's College, the Dept. of English at UW, and the Canada Council;
(3) Readings given by Eric McCormack and Ken Ledbetter at UW's Theatre of the Arts on Oct. 1, 1987. These readings formed part of the Eighth Annual Arts Lectures;
(4) Reading from Inspecting the Vaults by Eric McCormack in Hamilton on Oct. 27, 1987. This event was sponsored by the University of St. Jerome's College Graduates' Associaton in recognition of National Universities' Week;
(5) Talk given by Eric McCormack in Feb. 1991at one of UW's internal communications workshops organized by the Dept. of English at St. Jerome's College. The title of Eric McCormack's talk was "Telling Stories on Paper";
(6) Talk given by Eric McCormack on May 6, 1998 entitled "Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast". The talk, which took place at UW's Theatre of the Arts, was sponsored by the Friends of the University of Waterloo Library to celebrate UW's authors and the creative process;
(7) Reading at St. Jerome's on Oct. 21, 1998 featuring Eric McCormack.

This file also contains two items for which no date is supplied. These include a clipping announcing that the Faculty of Arts at UW is organizing a reading at St. Jerome's College by Eric McCormack. The other item is a hand illustrated poster announcing that Eric McCormack and The Weathermen will participate at an event at the Kent Hotel to be sponsored by St. Jerome's College and The English Society.

McCormack, Eric P.

Book launches: The paradise motel.

Includes three copies of a news bulletin issued by the publishers, Viking, reporting that Eric McCormack's first novel The Paradise Motel has just been released and briefly summarizing the content of the novel and providing some background information on McCormack's literary career.

This file also contains a flyer produced by Words Worth Books in Waterloo announcing that a book launching party for Eric McCormack, the author of The Paradise Motel, will take place at the Seagrum Museum on Feb. 27, 1989? Finally, this file also includes some advertising materials produced by Penguin Books Canada Ltd. and by Bloomsbury Publishing Ltd. in London, England to promote The Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes five clippings (originals and photocopies) from newspapers and serial publications which are characterized by a biographical and/or critical focus. Many of the articles contained in this file are based on interviews held with Eric McCormack subsequent to the publication of Inspecting the Vaults. These articles include commentary on Eric McCormack's works of fiction with particular emphasis on his latest work Inspecting the Vaults.

These articles also contain information on Eric McCormack's life history with emphasis on his career as an academic in English literature, and on key developments and achievements in his literary career. Additionally, these articles cite Eric McCormack's comments regarding the theme and content of the fiction he writes, regarding the inspiration for his works, and his reactions to the success he has had with Inspecting the Vaults.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes two clippings. Both of these clippings report that the British publisher Bloomsbury has won a bidding war for the U.K rights to publish Eric McCormack's first novel The Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes three clippings (both originals and photocopies) about Eric McCormack with a biographical and/or critical focus. Most of the clippings contained in this file cite interviews held with Eric McCormack.

The first clipping in the UW Courier (January 1989): 18, refers to the literary acclaim with which Inspecting the Vaults was received and to the upcoming publication of The Paradise Motel by Penguin, and then contains a few paragraphs from the novel Eric McCormack is currently working on, which is tentatively titled Aiken.

The second clipping (The Saturday Star, 1 April 1989) includes information on key developments in Eric McCormack's literary career with special emphasis on Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel. Coverage is also given to Eric McCormack's life history, the inspiration for his work, and his reaction to his success.

The third clipping (Kitchener-Waterloo Record, Thursday, 5 October 1989, sec. C, page 4) focuses on Eric McCormack's life history with emphasis on his Scots origins, his impressions of Canada, his life as an English professor at St. Jerome's College. Key developments in his literary career are given much attention, in particular, consideration is given to the literary style and content of Eric McCormack's works. This article also reports on Eric McCormack's own comments regarding the content and themes of the fiction he writes, the inspiration for his work, and his reaction to the success he has had.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes two clippings (both originals and photocopies) about Eric McCormack with a biographical and critical focus. The articles contained in this file appear to be based in part on interviews held with Eric McCormack.

The first article (Metropolis, 1 February 1990) critiques Eric McCormack's The Paradise Motel and Inspecting the Vaults . Additionally, it reports on dicussions with the author regarding the influences on and inspiration for his works and his literary style. This article also refers to Eric McCormack's upcoming reading at Winter's Tales, Harbourfront's Festival of Contemporary Fiction.

The second article (Globe and Mail,Thursday, 8 February 1990, sec. C, page9) focuses on Eric McCormack's literary achievements with special consideration of his works to date in terms of their literary style and content, and the critical reception they have received. This article also reports on Eric McCormack's own comments regarding the inspiration for his works and his feelings about his success.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes one clipping (both original and photocopy). This is an article entitled "A Penchant for the Macabre", by Dan Bortolotti which appeared in Canadian Author & Bookman 66, no.3 (spring 1991). This piece includes a critique of his works to date including Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel.

Information is also given on his life history with particular attention to his literary achievements and the critical reaction to his works. A description of the personality of the author also features in this article, in addition to a report on Eric McCormack's comments regarding his personal literary style and his influences.

McCormack, Eric P.

Clippings.

Includes two clippings (one an original, one a photocopy) both of which focus on dreams and dream analysis, with special emphasis on the concept of "dream mastery". There is alot of overlap between these two articles. Both of them cite Eric McCormack's views on dreams and the influences they have on his works.

McCormack, Eric P.

Correspondence to Eric P. McCormack.

This series includes correspondence to Eric McCormack in the form of letters, faxes, and a few e-mail print-outs. Also includes some supporting documents including news clippings, application forms, grant agreements, press releases, typed literary biographies, handwritten notes, typed copies of book reviews written by Eric McCormack, and ephemera. This includes correspondence conducted by Eric McCormack with his publishers as well as with the editors of literary journals and anthologies to which this author has contributed his work.

Some of this correspondence was conducted with other authors, poets, and artists regarding Eric McCormack's works or their own work. Also contains correspondence with the organizers of conferences, workshops, readings/lecture series, literary festivals and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part. Some correspondence relates to reviews of Eric McCormack's works, while other correspondence relates to reviews of other peoples' works written by him primarily for The Globe and Mail.

Additional correspondence relates to literary competitions in which Eric McCormack was invited to be an adjudicator. Applications for grants from the Canadian government, literary awards won by this author, requests for permission to reproduce Eric McCormack's works of fiction, as well as praise for this author's works from fans, form the subjects of other correspondence.

Note that the large majority of correspondence in this series consists of correspondence received by Eric McCormack, which was subsequently divided into titled folders by him. A small amount of the correspondence in this series was sent by Eric McCormack.

There is much overlap in terms of themes and correspondents between series 2.1 and series 2.2 and in some cases where the topic or matter being addressed in correspondence in one file is unclear, this is often clarified by reference to other files where the same topic forms the subject of the correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

Arts Awards, 1998-1999.

Includes a letter received by Eric McCormack from Diana Watson, Chair of the Kitchener-Waterloo Arts Awards informing the author that he has been nominated for consideration in the 11th Annual Kitchener-Waterloo Awards and requesting certain information of him relevant to the publicity campaign for the awards. Also includes flyer featuring information on these awards.

McCormack, Eric P.

Awards Night.

Includes a letter received by Eric McCormack from Edmund Tell of the Waterloo County English Awards Committee re the author's acceptance of an invitation to be a guest speaker at the Waterloo County English Awards Banquet in Kitchener on May 10, 1989. Also includes booklet featuring information on the program for the awards ceremony, on the award winners, and listing the judges, donors, sponsors, and awards committee members.

McCormack, Eric P.

Birdsell, S.

Includes ca. 7 items of correspondence from Sandra Birdsell to Eric McCormack re updates on her literary career, personal news and a review of The Alexandria Quartet written by Eric McCormack for The Globe and Mail. Additionally, contains a letter written by Sandra Birdsell to Judith Miller, Chairman of the Writer in Residence Committee at Renison College in Waterloo re her experiences of the Writer-In-Residency program at this college.

McCormack, Eric P.

Bloomsbury, Collins, Vardey & Brunton.

Includes ca. 29 items of correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Bloomsbury and from Collins Publishers, as well as from the literary agents, Vardey & Brunton Associates.

These letters relate in part to Eric McCormack's trip to London, England in 1989 to participate in publicity events organized by Bloomsbury to promote his novel The Paradise Motel. Also includes correspondence from Bloomsbury relating to the nomination of The Paradise Motel for the Scottish Spring Book Awards, as well as to reviews Eric McCormack's works have received in the British press.

Other correspondence with Bloomsbury and Vardey & Brunton relates to Eric McCormack's trip to the U.K. in May 1991. Correspondence from Collins publishers relates to the publishing of the Paradise Motel in Flamingo.

Also includes invitation, handwritten notes, photocopies of two reviews of Inspecting the Vaults , a business card, and a leaflet re H.O.P.E. Programmes.

McCormack, Eric P.

Boréal.

Includes 1 item of correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Jean Bernier, Editor with the publishing firm Les Éditions Du Boréal in Montreal, re the French translation of Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Bourgois.

Includes a letter from Sabine Porte in Paris, France thanking Eric McCormack for answering her query which appears to relate to the French translation of First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women.

Also contained in this file are two clippings which appeared in the French press in 1993 and 1994. The life story and literary achievements of Eric McCormack form the focus of one article, while the other article treats of works of fantasy generally and reference is made to the works of Eric McCormack.

McCormack, Eric P.

Burke and Hare.

Includes two letters sent to Eric McCormack inviting him to submit a piece of his fiction to an upcoming issue of Descant to be entitled "Anatomy Theatre".

One letter is from Ken Nutt, the visual artist who has been invited to be a guest editor of this issue of Descant. The other letter is from Karen Mulhallen, Editor of Descant, who refers to Ken Nutt's suggestion that "a contribution on the Edinburgh murderers Burke and Hare who took it upon themselves to create corpses for Doctor Knox's public anatomy demonstrations" might be an appropriate subject for the contribution.

McCormack, Eric P.

Burnett, V.

Includes handwritten note on piece of card written to Eric McCormack from Virgil Burnett thanking him for writing a "blurb" about The Bloody Man.

McCormack, Eric P.

Burns, C.

Includes a letter from Cliff Burns which makes reference to the review of The Mysterium which Mr. Burns wrote and which was published in Necrofile. Reference is also made to Cliff Burn's previous reivew of Inspecting the Vaults. A photocopy of this review of The Mysterium is contained in this file, in addition to a literary biography of Cliff Burns.

McCormack, Eric P.

Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack re his receipt of a regional Commonwealth Writers Prize. Much of this correspondence was received from the Royal Over-Seas League and The Commonwealth Foundation and relates primarily to arrangements for the awards ceremony which took place in Nov. 1988 in London, England and which was attended by Eric McCormack.

Also includes correspondence conducted between Jeffrey Boloten of Penguin Books Canada and Sarah Morgan, Publicity Officer at Book Trust in London, England informing Mr. Boloten of Eric McCormack's win and of the arrangements for the awards ceremony.

McCormack, Eric P.

Contests.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Lorraine Filyer, Literature Officer with the Ontario Arts Council, re Eric McCormack's participation in the council's Fall 1992 Works-In-Progress Adjudication. Other correspondence relates to Eric McCormack's participation as a judge in the Dorothy Shoemaker Literary Contest sponsored in part by the Southern Ontario Library Service, as well as to his role as a judge of a short story contest sponsored by the Kitchener-Waterloo Record.

McCormack, Eric P.

Cook, Greg: Writer-In-Residence.

Includes ca. 7 items of correspondence sent by Greg Cook to Eric McCormack. Also includes two photocopies of a review (The Chronicle-Herald, Tuesday, 18 August 1992, sec. B, page 10) of a play entitled Black River Miracle written by Harry Thurston and Gregory Cook.

This correspondence relates to Eric McCormack's works, in so far as it includes Greg Cook's comments on The Mysterium . It also relates to Greg Cook's own literary career. One letter takes the form of a request that Eric McCormack read a semi-final copy of the manuscript Greg Cook is currently working on. Other letters include a request from Greg Cook that Eric McCormack provide him with a letter of reference for a Writer-In-Residence position at the University of Calgary. The reference written by Eric McCormack for Greg Cook is also included in this file.

Personal matters also form the subject of some of this correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

Crusz.

Includes ca. 3 items of correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Rienzi Crusz as well as correspondence sent by Eric McCormack to Rienzi Crusz.

This correspondence relates to Rienzi Crusz's request that Eric McCormack write him a supporting note to accompany Crusz's grant application so that he may continue work on a proposed book of poems entitled A Sky of My Own. Also includes a typed copy (photocopy) of Crusz's curriculum vitae as well as typed (photocopy) of excerpts from critical reviews of Crusz's poems. A typed copy of poem entitled "After the KW Writer's Award", written by Rienzi Crusz and sent to Eric McCormack in Mar. 1994, is also contained in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Ducornet, Rikki.

Includes 2 items of correspondence from Rikki Ducornet re a blurb which Eric McCormack wrote for one of her works. Also contains praise for Eric McCormack's latest novel and an invitation to submit a story to an issue of The Denver Quarterly that Rikki Ducornet is guest editing. This issue is to be devoted to fabula, fabulous beasts, fables, bestiaries, mythical landscapes etc.

McCormack, Eric P.

Eden Mills.

Includes handwritten note written to Eric McCormack from Leon re the Eden Mills Writers' Festival which took place in Guelph in Oct. 1990. Eric McCormack gave a reading at this literary festival. Two of the clippings in this file relate to the Eden Mills Writers' Festival in 1990 and one includes a reproduction of a photograph of Eric McCormack giving a reading at this event.
Another article contained in this file reports on authors' and small publishers' reactions to the federal goods and services tax due to come in to effect on Jan. 1, 1991.

McCormack, Eric P.

Edinburgh/Wales.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from the Centre of Canadian Studies at the University of Edinburgh re a conference entitled "The Scottish Influence on Canadian Literature" which took place at this Centre of Canadian Studies in May 1991. Eric McCormack was invited to give a reading from his works at this conference, an invitation which he accepted.

This file additionally contains information sheets and flyers produced for the purposes of this conference event. File contents also include correspondence conducted between Eric McCormack and External Affairs and International Trade Canada regarding Mr. McCormack's application for assistance for his trip to the U.K. to give a reading in Edinburgh and a presentation at the Welsh Academy in Cardiff.

Also includes letter from Davey Hudgins thanking Eric McCormack for granting him permission to dramatize "Sad Stories in Patagonia".

McCormack, Eric P.

Elora.

Includes one letter written to Eric McCormack by Ailsa Kay, the Coordinator of the Elora Words by the Water Writers Festival. In this letter Ailsa Kay invites Eric McCormack to give a reading from his works at this literary festival scheduled to take place on June 26, 1994.

McCormack, Eric P.

First Blast...

Includes three versions (Revised, Revised III, Revised IV) of typed schedule of media events (some with holograph additions). This schedule of events was organized by Penguin Canada to promote Eric McCormack's novel First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. This included interviews with various Canadian newspapers, radio stations, and television stations.

McCormack, Eric P.

Florence.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade in Canada regarding their approval of a grant to promote an Italian translation of The Mysterium. Additionally, contains a copy of this grant agreement.

This file also includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from the Italian publishing firm Mondolibro Editore, who were responsible for the publication of The Mysterium in Italy. This correspondence relates to the launch of this book in Florence which was attended by Eric McCormack. Additionally, contains photocopy of an excerpt from Mondolibro Editore's book catalogue featuring information on The Mysterium, as well as a photocopy of a clipping from the October 1994 issue of Dossier which features an interview with the managing editor of Mondolibro Editore.

McCormack, Eric P.

Gould, Allan.

Includes one letter from Allan Gould to Eric McCormack re an anthology of Canadian humour which Mr. Gould is putting together. Eric McCormack is asked if he would be willing to submit some of his "wittiest chapters and/or sections" for inclusion in this anthology.

McCormack, Eric P.

Governor General's Literary Awards, 1997.

Includes a letter from Nicole Brossard, Chair of the Public Lending Right Commission in Ottawa, Ont. congratulating Eric McCormack on being a finalist for the 1997 Governor General's Literary Awards for First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. Additionally, contains a press release of the Canada Council for the Arts re the nominees for the 1997 Governor General's Literary Awards.

Also includes a flyer featuring the names of the authors and of the work they wrote for which they have received a literary award nomination.

McCormack, Eric P.

Governor General's Literary Awards: Material, 1998.

Includes correspondence re the Governor General's Literary Awards in 1998. Eric McCormack sat on the fiction jury in this year. Also includes typed notes on the responsibilities of the jury members and the Program Officer, the list of nominations of Eric McCormack and of another juror, as well as the press release issued by the Canada Council for the Arts re the nominations for the Governor General's Literary Awards in 1998.

Additionally, contains promotional poster produced for these awards. This file also includes a faxed copy of a letter to the editor written by Susan Swan (literary juror for the awards in 1998) re David Staines' attack on the nominees for the Governor General's literary awards which appeared in the Ottawa Citizen on Oct. 21, 1998.

McCormack, Eric P.

Harbourfront.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Shaun Bradley, Greg Gatenby, Laura Comello, and Tara Lapointe re readings given by Eric McCormack as part of the Harbourfront Reading Series in 1990 (Winter's Tales) and in 1997 respectively. Also includes literary biography of Eric McCormack, a program for Winter's Tales in 1990, and an Event Information Package for the festival in 1997.

McCormack, Eric P.

Invites.

Includes correspondence from editors/publishers of literary journals and anthologies inviting submissions from Eric McCormack. Also includes letters inviting Eric McCormack to be an adjudicator in literary competitions including the 1993 awards program for the Writers Guild of Alberta, as well as letters inviting the author to give readings at Canadian universities and in other venues.

Other letters relate to Eric McCormack's participation in literary festivals, workshops, and other literary events, as well as to a request for a quote for The Museum of Love by Steve Weiner.

McCormack, Eric P.

Linklater, John.

Includes a letter from John Linklater of the Glasgow Herald re Eric McCormack's trip to the U.K. and the interview of Eric McCormack conducted by John Linklater. Also includes a photocopy of a clipping from the Glasgow Herald re the nominations for the 1990 People's Prize for Fiction run by the Glasgow Herald in collaboration with the Scottish Library Association. Eric McCormack was among the authors nominated for this award.

Also contains a copy of the press release issued by the Scottish Arts Council re the Spring Book Awards Press Reception.

McCormack, Eric P.

Livesey, Margot.

Includes two letters from Margot Livesey, a member of the academic staff in the Dept. of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, U.S.A. This correspondence relates to readings Margot Livesey has given, as well as the progress she is making on her new novel Eva Moves the Furniture. She also praises both The Paradise Motel and Inspecting the Vaults and thanks Eric McCormack "for writing on behalf of Homework".

McCormack, Eric P.

Lunn.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Janet Lunn. The first letter contains two enclosures. One is a photocopy of an article written by Paul Kavanagh, Head of the English Department at Ottawa Technical High School regarding the Bancroft Prolative. The other enclosure is a photocopy of a story by Joanna Ostrow which appeared in The New Yorker entitled "Used in the Highlands Since Time Immemorial". The second letter contained in this file relates to stories sent by Eric McCormack to Janet Lunn.

McCormack, Eric P.

Lynch, Gerald.

Includes correspondence from Gerald Lynch at the University of Ottawa.

One letter relates to an invitation to Eric McCormack to give a reading at the University of Ottawa in the winter of 1995. Also relates to a job application Gerald Lynch has made for which Eric McCormack's name has been used as a reference, as well as to Gerald Lynch's new book Troutstream. The second letter from Gerald Lynch conveys congratulations to Eric McCormack on his latest novel First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women and on a reading which he recently gave.

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous 1.

Includes correspondence with editors and others re submissions of short stories made by Eric McCormack to literary journals including the Wascana Review, Prism International, The Malahat Review, The New Quarterly, the West Coast Review, and Interstate. The file also includes some letters re Eric McCormack's submission of Inspecting the Vaults to a number of publishing houses. Some correspondence also relates to readings given by Eric McCormack and to a conference in which he participated.

File contents also include a letter (Mar. 1, 1985) from the Ontario Arts Council re a grant awarded to the author to aid him in his literary endeavours.

Other items contained in this file include a photocopy of an extract from an article written by Eric McCormack (source unidentified) entitled "Sam Slick Survives". This file also includes a photocopy of a short story by Eric McCormack entitled "The Temper" which appeared in the spring 1980 issue of the Wascana Review. Additionally, includes clippings and ephemera relating to readings given by Eric McCormack. The final item in this file is a photocopy of an article (The Globe and Mail, Saturday, 18 May 1985) entitled "Magic Realism Finds Home in Canada".

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous 2.

Includes correspondence relating to miscellaneous themes including: the publication of the proceedings of a conference on magic realism to include Eric McCormack's "Sad Stories in Patagonia"; readings, lectures, and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part (these primarily take the form of thank-you letters); submissions made by Eric McCormack to the journal Descant; requests by authors/editors of publications for submissions or ideas from Eric McCormack; permission to perform "Sad Stories in Patagonia" at McGill university; expression of congratulations on the publication of Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel and praise for the content and style of these works;
*expression of congratulations to Eric McCormack on winning a regional Commonwealth Writers Prize.

Also includes list of academic staff who were honored at an Awards Recognition Dinner at the home of Alan George in 1989. Among those honored was Eric McCormack for his win of the Commonwealth Writers Prize for the Canada-Caribbean region. Also includes issue of the Ontario Bulletin (Feb. - Mar. 1989) which includes a small piece reporting on Eric McCormack's winning this prize.

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous 3.

Includes correspondence relating to miscellaneous themes including:

*readings, lectures, and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part; short stories by Eric McCormack (both new stories and reprints of previously published stories) included in collections of short stories and in the New Quarterly; a paper about the supernatural in Eric McCormack's fiction being written by Professor Nicholas Mason-Browne; a request from the Nuclear Fishin' Theatre Company to perform "Sad Stories in Patagonia"; reviews of Inspecting the Vaults; quote written by Eric McCormack for book; expression of congratulations on The Paradise Motel and The Mysterium and praise for the content and style of these works; application for a Canadian literature teacher's position with St. Jerome's. Contents also include a fan letter, thank-you letters, and correspondence with other authors and with the artist Virgil Burnett.

McCormack, Eric P.

Miscellaneous 4.

Includes correspondence relating to miscellaneous themes including:
readings, workshops, presentations, and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part ; short stories by Eric McCormack (includes both new stories and reprints of previously published stories) which appeared in journals and other publications including the Oxford Book of Short Stories; interviews given by Eric McCormack; quotes written by Eric McCormack for books; expression of congratulations on First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women; the Saskatchewan Book Awards at which Eric McCormack was invited to be an adjudicator; and
*reviews written by Eric McCormack.

Also contains letters of invitation and reader response letters.

McCormack, Eric P.

Musgrave, Susan.

Includes a photocopy of a letter written by Eric McCormack in 1990 in support of Susan Musgrave's application for a renewal of her grant so finance her literary work. Additionally, contains letters received from Susan Musgrave containing personal news including reference to the novel she is working on. One letter contains a request that Eric McCormack provide her with a reference for a Writer-in-Residency position in Saskatoon.

McCormack, Eric P.

O'Hanlon.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Greg Gatenby and Laura Comello re the Harbourfront Reading Series of 1997 in which Eric McCormack was one of the participating authors. At this literary festival Eric McCormack acted as an on-stage interviewer and the author interviewed by him was Redmond O'Hanlon. A photocopy of a review of Redmond O'Hanlon's book Congo is also contained in this file.

Other file contents include a literary biography of Eric McCormack and an interviewer questionnaire filled in by Eric McCormack for the purposes of this event.

McCormack, Eric P.

Penguin.

Includes faxed copy of a press release issued by Penguin Canada re the publication of First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women. It is announced that Canadian publishing history will be made when this novel is released simultaneously in print and electronic form by Penguin Books Canada in co-operation with Tara Publishing and Canada's Virtual Bookstore.

McCormack, Eric P.

Penguin - Viking (U.S.)

Includes correspondence re the publication of the paperback editions of Inspecting the Vaults and The Paradise Motel by Viking Penguin in the USA. Additonally includes a review list for Inspecting the Vaults put together by Viking's publicity officer. Also contains a book catalogue published by Viking for Sept. - Dec. 1989. The Paradise Motel is among the books listed here (see page 4). Some business cards from staff with Penguin Books Canada and Viking Penguin in the USA are also among the items contained in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Reviews.

Includes primarily typed copies (computer output) of reviews written by Eric McCormack for The Globe and Mail. Some are draft copies with holograph corrections or additions. Also contains some correspondence received by Eric McCormack from the staff of this newspaper re specifications, fees etc. for reviews written by him. Also contains some correspondence re reviews Eric McCormack wrote for The Toronto Star and Books in Canada.

Additionally contains memos from staff at the New Quarterly at the University of Waterloo, as well as a piece entitled "Being-In-Itself Revisited" by Richard Holmes at the University of Waterloo which was published in Dialogue in 1984.

McCormack, Eric P.

S.W.G.

Includes correspondence re the 18th Annual Literary Awards competition of the Saskatchewan Writers Guild in which Eric McCormack was invited to judge the Short Fiction category. The majority of the correspondence relates to arrangements, judges fees, and rules for the competition. Also includes Eric McCormack's comments on each of the prize-winning entries.

Additionally contains flyer produced for these awards featuring information on the categories for which awards are given, on the awards themselves, on the rules of the competition, on the awards judges, and contact address for submissions.

McCormack, Eric P.

Scottish Arts Council.

Includes letter received by Eric McCormack from the Scottish Arts Council informing him that the Book Awards Panel of the Scottish Arts Council has decided to offer him a Spring Book Award worth £750. Eric McCormack is also invited to attend the awards ceremony in Edinburgh.

McCormack, Eric P.

Sexual Gothic.

Includes correspondence and other materials relating to "Sexual Gothic: An Evening of Erotic and Dramatic Readings" which was performed at Hart House Theatre at the University of Toronto, at Symphony Space in New York and in other North American venues in 1993. This show featured the works of Barbara Gowdy, Susan Swan, and Eric McCormack.

File contents include photocopies of announcements and reviews of this performance, in addition to an article by Eric McCormack entitled "Sex on the Road" describing his experience of the show. File also contains excerpts from and reviews of Barbara Gowdy's We So Seldom Look On Love, and of Susan Swan's The Wives of Bath. Also includes an excerpt from Eric McCormack's "Birthday Present" and photocopies of reviews of Inspecting the Vaults.

Other materials include programs for "Sexual Gothic", as well as sample press kit, the "Sexual Gothic" travel itinerary and other schedules faxed to Eric McCormack by Judith Keenan Communications Inc. Also includes airline ticket, reproduction of publicity photograph for this show, handwritten holograph notes, and an application for support of the show from External Affairs and International Trade Canada as well as a grant agreement and correspondence to and from this government department.

McCormack, Eric P.

Slung, Michele.

Includes a letter received by Eric McCormack from Michele Slung re an anthology entitled I Shudder at Your Touch which he is putting together. This is a collection of stories which includes "Festival" by Eric McCormack. Penguin granted permssion to reprint this story in I Shudder at Your Touch. Eric McCormack is asked by Michele Slung to provide comments and criticism of this anthology.

McCormack, Eric P.

St. Martin's Press.

Includes correspondence from St. Martin's Press re the publication of The Mysterium. Additionally contains reviews (photocopies) of The Mysterium sent to Eric McCormack by St. Martin's Press. Also includes a letter from St. Martin's Press re an entry for Eric McCormack contained in John Clute and John Grant's The Encyclopedia of Fantasy.

McCormack, Eric P.

University of Toronto: Workshop.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Catherine Jevons, Coordinator of a Writers' Workshop which takes place at the University of Toronto during the summer. Eric McCormack led sessions in this workshop in 1992 and in 1993. Also includes informational brochures produced for these workshops, as well as an honorarium arrangement relating to the workshop led by Eric McCormack in 1993, a schedule, and a list of instructors' responsibilities for the 1993 workshop.

McCormack, Eric P.

Update!

Contains single issue of St. Jerome's College newsletter - Update!, Vol. 11, No. 5 (summer 1993). This includes (see page 5) recommendations by members of St. Jerome's staff, including Eric McCormack, regarding books worth reading over the summer months.

McCormack, Eric P.

Urquhart, Jane.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Jane Urquhart regarding lunch arrangements, regarding her receipt of Eric McCormack's most recent novel, and personal news.

McCormack, Eric P.

Vancouver Writer's Festival.

Includes correspondence received and sent by Eric McCormack re the Vancouver Writers Festival in which the author participated in 1989, 1992 and in 1996. File contents also include programs for this festival in 1989, 1992 and 1996, a blank postcard, flyers, some handwritten holograph notes, and airline tickets.

Also includes flyer and poster produced for another writer's festival in Sidney, B.C. in which Eric McCormack participated probably in the 1990s (year not specified).

McCormack, Eric P.

Vardey, Lucinda.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Lucinda Vardey of the Lucinda Vardey Agency or sent to her by him. This company acted as literary agents for Eric McCormack and this correspondence relates to activities carried out by them to represent him and promote him in England. Also includes a Lucinda Vardey catalogue.

McCormack, Eric P.

Welsh Academy.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Kevin Thomas and Ruth John re a conference of the Welsh Academy entitled "New Literatures in English" to take place in May 1991. Eric McCormack is asked if he would be willing to give a talk at this conference. This file also contains a flyer produced for this conference featuring information on the conference content, program, and participating writers.

File contents also include correspondence conducted between Eric McCormack and External Affairs and International Trade Canada regarding Mr. McCormack's application for assistance for his trip to the U.K. to give a reading in Edinburgh and a presentation at the Welsh Academy in Cardiff. A copy of the grant agreement is also contained in this file.

McCormack, Eric P.

Winnipeg Festival.

Includes correspondence received by Eric McCormack from Kate Bitney, Creative Director with the WestEnd Cultural Centre re the author's participation in Wordfest '89 which took place in Winnipeg from Oct. 31 to Nov. 5, 1989. Also includes a copy of the schedule for this literary festival.

McCormack, Eric P.

Correspondence From Eric P. McCormack.

This series includes correspondence from Eric McCormack in the form of letters, faxes, and a few e-mail print-outs. Also includes some supporting documents including news clippings, application forms, grant agreements, press releases, typed literary biographies, handwritten notes, typed copies of book reviews written by Eric McCormack, and ephemera. This includes correspondence conducted by Eric McCormack with his publishers as well as with the editors of literary journals and anthologies to which this author has contributed his work.

Some of this correspondence was conducted with other authors, poets, and artists regarding Eric McCormack's works or their own work. Also contains correspondence with the organizers of conferences, workshops, readings/lecture series, literary festivals and other literary events in which Eric McCormack took part. Some correspondence relates to reviews of Eric McCormack's works, while other correspondence relates to reviews of other peoples' works written by him primarily for The Globe and Mail.

Additional correspondence relates to literary competitions in which Eric McCormack was invited to be an adjudicator. Applications for grants from the Canadian government, literary awards won by this author, requests for permission to reproduce Eric McCormack's works of fiction, as well as praise for this author's works from fans, form the subjects of other correspondence.

There is much overlap in terms of themes and correspondents between series 2.1 and series 2.2 and in some cases where the topic or matter being addressed in correspondence in one file is unclear, this is often clarified by reference to other files where the same topic forms the subject of the correspondence.

McCormack, Eric P.

Linklater, John: Book Editor: Glasgow Herald.

Letter to John Linklater, book editor with the Glasgow Herald, re Eric Mccormack's trip to Scotland in May 1991 and his hope that himself and John Linklater will be able to meet up during this visit.

McCormack, Eric P.

Manguel, Alberto: Editor, Anthologist, Author.

Includes correspondence with Alberto Manguel re The Oxford Book of Canadian Ghost Stories, an anthology which he has compiled which includes a story by Eric McCormack. Also relates to another story written by Eric McCormack which he submitted for inclusion in another anthology which Alberto Manguel was in the process of putting together.

McCormack, Eric P.

Mondolibro Editore: Italian Publisher: Editor, Lisa Jako.

Includes correspondence with Lisa Jako, Editor with the Italian publishing house Mondolibro Editore, re the publication of The Mysterium in Italy. Also relates to Eric McCormack's trip to Italy in April 1995 for the launch of this publication.

McCormack, Eric P.

Mowat, Claire: (Mrs. Farley).

Includes letter to Claire Mowatt, a writer, responding to her queries re The Paradise Motel, which relate to Eric McCormack's influences for this novel, symbolism in the novel, and other queries about the plot and theme of the novel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Mulhallen, Karen: Editor of Descant.

Correspondence to Karen Mulhallen, Editor of Descant, re a reading which she organized in Waterloo. Also relates to 25th anniversary of Descant in 1993 and a submission which Eric McCormack has been asked to make to a Descant publication being produced to mark this occasion. The final letter relates to a short story Eric McCormack has written for a special issue of Descant being edited by Ken Nutt.

McCormack, Eric P.

Musgrave, Susan.

Includes correspondence with Susan Musgrave re the publication of her poems in the Norton Anthology and a reading she gave in Waterloo. Reference is also made to the possibility of a screenplay of The Paradise Motel , to a book launch of Il Mysterium in Florence attended by Eric McCormack, and to readings which Eric McCormack will give in B.C.

McCormack, Eric P.

Nutt, Ken : Artist and Editor.

Letter to Ken Nutt re a contribution Eric McCormack has been asked to make to a special issue of Descant which Ken Nutt is guest editing. This contribution relates to Burke and Hare. Reference is also made in this letter to Ken Nutt's watercolour "Adam Kadmon".

McCormack, Eric P.

Partensky, Jean-Paul: Translator.

Correspondence to Jean-Paul Patensky (who appears to work for the publishing house Boréal in Montreal) re his translation of The Paradise Motel and The Mysterium into French. Also relates to the media publicity which Eric McCormack's works have received in the form of radio and television interviews with the author and in the form of book reviews.

McCormack, Eric P.

Porte, Sabine: Translator.

Includes letter to Sabine Porte re her translation of First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women into the French language.

McCormack, Eric P.

Rooke, Leon: Author.

Two letters sent to Leon Rooke re a reading which this author gave in Mar. 1990. Also relates to a literary festival Eric McCormack attended, to clippings which Leon Rooke sent him, and to an invitation extended to Eric McCormack from Leon Rooke to give a reading.

McCormack, Eric P.

Scottish Arts Council: Prize.

Includes a letter to Shonagh Irvine re Eric McCormack's receipt of the Scottish Arts Council's Spring Book Award in 1990. Also relates to press releases re the Spring Book award winners.

McCormack, Eric P.

Slung, Michele: Editor, Anthologist.

Includes correspondence with Michele Slung re a collection of short stories he compiled entitled I Shudder At Your Touch. This publication includes a story by Eric McCormack.

In one letter Eric McCormack congratulates Michele Slung on this book, a copy of which he has just received. The other letter is comprised primarily of personal news relating to Eric McCormack's academic and literary career, including reference to Eric McCormack's invitation to attend the book launch of Il Mysterium in Florence, and to a possibility of a screenplay of The Paradise Motel.

McCormack, Eric P.

Stuewe,Paul : Editor Books in Canada.

Includes correspondence with Paul Stuewe re Eric McCormack's participation in the Books in Canada Student Writing Awards in 1992. One letter contains Eric McCormack's list of selections for the awards in the categories of poetry and short fiction. Other letters relate to reviews which Eric McCormack wrote for Books in Canada.

McCormack, Eric P.

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