Thursday, April 19, 2007
"Best-selling Canadian author Yann Martel, worried about Prime Minister Stephen Harper's apparent lack of interest in the arts, sent him a book on Monday and said he would continue doing so once a fortnight. Martel, who wrote the novel "Life of Pi," was upset that Harper had paid no attention during a recent parliamentary ceremony to honor Canadian artists." Read the rest of the Reuters story here. Follow Martel's Harper book campaign here. Via the Arts Journal.