I never wanted to write a book about refugees. And yet that is exactly what my debut novel, The Boat People, is about. In August 2010 a rusty cargo ship arrived on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s west On
Ernest Hemingway, ca. 1939. Photograph by Lloyd Arnold HEMINGWAY You go to the races? INTERVIEWER Yes, occasionally. HEMINGWAY Then you read the Racing Form ... There you have the true art of fiction.