With the publication of A Good Man in Fall 2011, Saskatoon writer Guy Vanderhaeghe completes his trilogy – three sweeping historical novels set in the late 19th-century Canadian/American Wild West. The Englishman’s Boy, the first book in the thematically-connected trilogy, won the 1996 Governor General’s award. The second, The Last Crossing, topped the 2004 CBC Canada Reads competition. A Good Man was long-listed for this year’s Scotiabank Giller prize.
Guy Vanderhaeghe was the 2011 Wordfest Banff Distinguished Author at WordFest Festival. Following the festival, he sat down with The Banff Centre’s Literary Arts director and Editor of boulderpavement Steven Ross Smith, to talk about the challenges of writing historical fiction, and how to craft a perfect sentence.