Spend 69 seconds with … Vancouver writer Mette Bach

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Spend 69 Seconds With Vancouver writer, Mette Bach.

MEET Mette Bach

Mette BachBorn in Denmark, Mette Bach grew up in North Delta.

Her writing has appeared in Vancouver Review, The Advocate, The Globe & Mail, Vancouver Magazine, and in four queer anthologies (Fist of the Spider Woman, First Person Queer, Second Person Queer and Visible: A Femmethology).

She used to write a syndicated humour column, Not That Kind of Girl, and currently she writes a column called From Queer to Eternity for Xtra West.

She teaches creative writing in the Continuing Studies Department at Langara College.

In the spring (2010), Mette Bach’s first book, Off The Highway, a story about teen angst, suburbia and Burns Bog comes out with New Star.

01Your first job.
Telemarketing. I sold vacuum cleaners – or tried to, anyway.

02The job you wanted as a child.
I wanted to decorate cakes. One of my best friends is a pastry chef so I’ve lived out this fantasy several times and it is indeed a good time.

03The name of the last book you read.
The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion

04Favourite movie.
Ghost World.

05Your pet peeve.
Gossip. (The phenomenon, not the band. I heart Beth Ditto.)

06Your hero.
Audre Lorde.

07Three things you would want to have with you on a deserted island.
A high-end massaging chair (with self-sufficient power source). Actually, that’s really it. I’d be good with that.

08One word your best friend would use to describe you.
“Odd-but-not-in-a-bad-way”. (I asked.)

09 The one thing any visitor to Vancouver simply cannot miss.
Our homelessness crisis. Oh, wait. A pleasant experience? Chicken wings and pea tips at Phnom Pehn in Chinatown.

10 Complete this sentence: on Saturday nights I…
…stay home and bitch about my neighbours’ loud parties.

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