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Novelist Eamon McGrath shares the binaural oppositions of ‘Here Goes Nothing’


Eamon McGrath was born & raised in Edmonton, and is based in Toronto… but for the past dozen years, his true home has been the road. Touring relentlessly across North America & Europe gave him both the inspiration and the endless hours sitting in vans, trains & green rooms to embark on a new creative journey: as a novelist.

His second novel, Here Goes Nothing, comes out tomorrow through ECW Press.

Eamon stopped in to chat with us about it earlier this year, as he was touring through his old stomping grounds — just before the lockdown period set in. Here’s Eamon McGrath in conversation with CKUA’s Grant Stovel, introducing us to his brand-new novel.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Eamon covers a lot of territory. Among other subjects that come up: The Dark Ages; Robert Johnson; Neil Young; post-Soviet Eastern Europe; neolithic art; localized oral histories; and his own literary influences — from Kerouac to Lispector to his mother, acclaimed Alberta poet/novelist Wendy McGrath.

Eamon McGrath’s Here Goes Nothing is out September 29th, 2020. Purchase a copy at finer bookstores in your community, or by heading to

To learn about all things Eamon, check out his website,