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Jonah Campbell talks Eaten Back to Life with John Semley > SEPTEMBER 5

Type Books hosts the release of Jonah Campbell's new book Eaten Back to Life published by Invisible Publishing. Campbell will talk food, drink, and the Canadian godfather of body horror with writer, local hooligan, and the book's editor, John Semley.

In this series of thoughtful essays and stink-eyed observations, Jonah Campbell explores food and drink in the modern world, from pig heads and whisky to fine wine and French gastronomy, Nigella Lawson to David Cronenberg, with a trail of potato chips and stale chocolate bars along the way. In the tradition of writers like M. F. K. Fisher and David Foster Wallace, Eaten Back to Life renders in delirious prose the ecstasies and absurdities that lie beneath the daily business of feeding ourselves.

Jonah Campbell lives in Montreal. He divides his time between food, drink, and research with the Social Studies of Medicine unit at McGill University. He also pours wine. His work has appeared in the National Post, Harper’s, VICE, and Cult MTL. Eaten Back To Life is his second book, following Food and Trembling (Invisible, 2011).

John Semley is a writer whose work has appeared in The Believer, The New York Times Magazine, Salon, Esquire, The A.V. Club, The Walrus, Reader's Digest, and elsewhere. He's a regular contributor to The Globe and Mail, Maclean's, and Toronto Star. He is also the author of This Is a Book about The Kids in the Hall (ECW, 2016).

Type Type Talk 
Jonah Campbell talks to John Semley about Eaten Back to Life
Type Books, 883 Queen Street West
Tuesday, September 5, 7-9pm