Jack Knox

I’m staggering to the end of a 45-year career in journalism. My fourth book, based on my column in the Victoria Times Colonist, will be published in October.

Favourite Book:

At the moment, my favourite book is Madeleine Thien’s novel Do Not Say We Have Nothing. After staying up to 3 a.m. to finish it, I immediately emailed her to say how much I liked it. When I woke up in the morning, she had sent a reply and signed it “Maddie.” I thought, “Cool, we’re Jack and Maddie now.”

What does LITERACY mean to you?

From the time I was a child, literacy has taken me places beyond my imagination

What books do you recommend?

I recommend any book that you can’t put down (particularly in the bathtub). I recently surprised myself by being engrossed by Brilliant, which was a history of the evolution of artificial light.

Favourite quote:

Winston Churchill: “Success is not final, failure is not fatal; it is the courage to continue that counts.”