Q & A: Michael Cosgrove


Where do you like to write?

At my kitchen table, or Tim Hortons.


What is your birthstone?



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What do you think was the most significant world event the year that you were born?

The world population increased by 2.1%; the highest in history.


What is your greatest extravagance?

Round-the-World (RTW) airline tickets.


What is your favourite journey?

The three-day Inca Trail hike.


If you were to host a private dinner party for writers from the past, who would you invite to your table?

Shakespeare, Leo Tolstoy, V.S. Naipaul,  John Steinbeck, Ayn Rand.


What is your motto?

Keep learning.


Why did the chicken cross the road?

It was too far to walk around.


Favorite Cuisine?



Favorite comfort food?

PB & J on Toast.


Least favorite colour?



If you could patent one device what would it be?

Automatic Oyster Shucker.


List five cities or towns in Canada that are on your list to visit one day.

Meat Cove, NS – Haida Gwaii, BC – Tukoyaktuk, NWT – Alert, NU –  Uranium City, SK