Colin McAdam, author of A Beautiful Truth, answered our five questions.
IFOA: A Beautiful Truth is told in part from the perspective of chimpanzees. Tell us one thing readers might be surprised to learn about chimps.
McAdam: They have more in common with us genetically and immunologically than two gophers living on different sides of the Colorado River. We call all gophers gophers, but have a hard time calling ourselves apes.
IFOA: You’ve lived all over the world. Which place do you miss the most?
IFOA: What was your favourite book as a child?
McAdam: I was most proud of reading James Clavell’s Tai-Pan when I was eight. Racy.
IFOA: If you weren’t a writer, what would you be doing?
McAdam: Maybe I’d be a builder. I feel like no matter what I would be doing, I would be a writer.
IFOA: Finish this sentence: I often wonder…
McAdam: Why writers have to make so little money.
McAdam will read at Authors at Harbourfront Centre on March 27.