Robert Paul Weston

Happy Book Birthday, Sakura!

Today is the 20th of February 2018, which means: Happy Book Birthday to Sakura’s Cherry Blossoms! This is my first picture book, with illustrations by the Japanese-American artist,…

The Liars League (or Reading Aloud for Grown-Ups)

Earlier this month, one of my short stories was featured at the Liars’ League, a kind of live action literary journal. It’s a monthly reading series where professional actors…

The Norwich Writers’ Centre is Awesome

My favourite quote about Norfolk comes from Kazuo Ishiguro’s novel, Never Let Me Go. “The lost corner of England” he called it, referring to the fact that Norfolk…

The “Essence” of Reading

Earlier this month, I took a slightly sudden, whirlwind trip to Canada. It was fortuitous, exciting, inspiring, bittersweet—all the things a voyage across the sea ought to be. Here’s why: 1….

The Creature Department Emerges from its Secret Lair

  At long last, it’s finally here. Ladies and gentlemen and children (of all ages), may I proudly present, THE CREATURE DEPARTMENT. Right now, the book is anxiously…

How to Read in Two Languages at Once

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending the Harbourfront Literature Festival in Hamburg, Germany (i.e. not in  Toronto, which has a Harbourfront Book Fest of its own)….

Panels and Book Signings at Fan Expo

August 28, 2011 2:00pm. Been very busy lately, but here’s the latest. I’ll be signing books at Toronto’s Fan Expo at the end of the month. At 2pm…

Dust City Wins CLA Young Adult Honour

Just got back from the Texas Library Association Annual Conference—where I had a wonderful time and met a ton of amazing people—but that post will have to wait…

Young Adult Fiction Course at the University of Toronto

Apr 19, 2011 6:30pm. If anyone out there is interested, this spring I’ll be once again running my young adult fiction course at the University of Toronto. The course…