Bruce Lee in action
Last month was the 45th anniversary of martial arts action star Bruce Lee’s death.
One of the ways the occasion is being marked is with a thorough biography being released called Bruce Lee: A Life, written by Matthew Polly.
Sarah shed some details on the new book for Asian World Of Martial Arts.
To read them go here.
Best Canadian Sports Writing, available via ECW Press.
As the year winds down, please consider this a friendly reminder that Sarah had multiple stories published in the Best Canadian Sports Writing anthology put out by ECW Press in the fall.
There’s a more detailed explanation of what’s in the book at the ECW site.
You should probably buy it.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
The Risky Fuel household is particularly pro-John le Carré and pretty much support all the author does while writing about spies with father issues who constantly get betrayed by the institutions they served.
Sarah argues these broken men, full of feelings, represent a better vision for masculinity than the traditional dude hero type.
She explained why in an essay for Electric Lit.
To read it go here.
Sarah has a contribution in The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose – Third Canadian Edition.
It’s kind of a big deal considering the collection also has pieces from Margaret Atwood, Justin Trudeau, Zadie Smith and many more.
To find out more about the book go here.
Holm vs. Correia
A little while back marquee women’s fighters Holly Holm and Bethe Correia squared off for a fight in Singapore (Holm won).
The thing is, for both of them the fight took place under the shadow of mutual past adversary Ronda Rousey.
For Sarah this felt a little like the plot from Daphne du Maurier’s novel Rebecca.
So she wrote about why for Vice Sports.
To read it click here.
Geek Love author and exceptional boxing writer Katherine Dunn passed away recently at age 70.
Dunn not only busted up a lot of gender expectation by writing about boxing, she also took up the sport later in life in order to better understand it.
Sarah wrote about Dunn for Asian World Of Martial Arts.
To read about it click here.
Lana Gay, of the Good Book Drive
Throughout the month of February an initiative to hand out free books to underprivileged youth called A Good Book Drive has been mobilizing the likes of Erica Ehm and George Stroumboulopoulos to donate their favourite kids books to the cause.
I spoke to Lana Gay, the organizer of the Toronto portion of the book drive, for Samaritan Mag.
To read the full story go here.