Last fall I had the pleasure of taking author Charles Wilkins to his interviews to promote his latest book, In the Land of Long Fingernails, an account of a summer spent working in a graveyard in 1969. The book is sincere, drop dead funny (ha) and offers unforgettable portraits of some twisted, yet ultimately very human, persons. If you haven't read it yet I recommend you do. Wilkins is an eloquent writer with a journalist's eye for story.
In the Land of Long Fingernails was shortlisted for the Trillium Award and the Stephen Leacock award and was chosen as a Globe & Mail Best Book of 2008. I am also happy to say it just received a rave review in Publisher's Weekly, as the book is being released in the US later this month.