The National Post Profiles Cathy

Photo credit: Daren Calabrese for the National Post


Thrilled with National Post’s feature titled “Barre all: Cathy Marie Buchanan brings Degas’ sculpture to life in The Painted Girls”

The Painted Girls is one of the most anticipated books of the season, not only in Canada but in the United States, where it is Riverhead Books’ lead spring title. It has already garnered enthusiastic reviews in Canada’s two national newspapers, as well as notices in Vanity Fair, Entertainment Weekly, USA Today and a full-page rave in People. Buchanan seems slightly bewildered by her good fortune. The 49-year-old came to writing later in life (“I took Grade 13 English only because I had to”) and for a long time was hesitant to call herself a writer.” Full feature