My name is August C. Bourré. I’m a writer, editor, and critic living in Waterloo and looking to relocate to Toronto. I’ve had short fiction published in Carousel. Book reviews I’ve written and author interviews I’ve conducted have been published in venues like the Globe and Mail, the National Post, Quill & Quire and Canadian Notes & Queries. You can find out more about me at my professional profile website. I launched vestige.org in February of 2000 with the idea of making a huge, rambling mess of a thing, with photographs, stories, poems, design experiments, and even this new fad that people were calling “blogs.” More than sixteen years later, only the blog and a handful of mini-sites (Nabokov’s Lolita and Idiotbox) are left, and honestly that’s for the best.
For a long time I blogged only about literature, and briefly only about politics. I’ve written a little bit about television and film, and I plan on expanding those sections. I’d like to get back into reviewing books here.
I spent January 2013 through March 2016 working as part of a project management team in northern Saskatchewan on public infrastructure projects, and that job kept me so busy that almost nothing got posted here at all. There are a few dead spots like that in the site’s history. Hopefully there will be fewer going forward.
Many of the site archives have been lost to time, to redesigns, and to reorganizations. This is easily the fifth or sixth version of vestige.org. This particular redesign, completed on May 29, 2016, also involved a substantial restructuring, meaning something like ten years of permalinks are now broken. I apologize for that, but it will be better in the long run.