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Michael Hingston from the Edmonton Journal wrote a lovely article/interview about the 40 Below Project. Here are some excerpts:

“It’s unavoidable. Take part in any conversation about winters in this city, and it won’t be long before you hear that famous temperature invoked: –40 C.

Jason Lee Norman has noticed this phenomenon, too. But for the local author, it’s less an actual weather forecast than a kind of symbol that binds Edmontonians together.”

“Norman is an accomplished fiction writer himself — his story collection Americas was featured in these pages back in September. Looking around the city these days, he says he sees literary potential at every turn. “The sound that your feet make in the snow. The way things seem muted. When you start the car at six in the morning, for some reason. It’s a different kind of quiet. It seems like a blank page — like it’s waiting for stories to be written on it.”

Read the rest of the interview here.