Author of The Killing Circle, which made the 2008 New York Times list of notable crime books
What's your resolution?
There are the universals, of course - eat fries less, call Mom more. But among the particulars, I'd love to take, say, 40 per cent of the time I spent watching trampoline accidents, TV newscaster bloopers and hockey fights on YouTube in 2008 and spend it reading The Brothers Karamazov in 2009.
What's your green resolution?
I'll be looking into solar panels on the roof.
What resolution should Stephen Harper make?
Stop to look at his children - children I presume he loves - and think of the air they'll have to breathe and the water they'll have to drink when his chance to make a difference will have passed.
What guilty pleasure will you not give up?
Among the legal ones? Vodka on school nights. Illegals? Wait... I need to call my lawyer first.