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Politics and the pen

With Michael Ignatieff eyeing the Liberal Party leadership, we’re now facing the possibility of a genuine novelist actually running the country at some point down the road. (Though better known for his non-fiction, Ignatieff has also written three novels.) So on the CBC Arts website, Alec Scott takes the chance to run down a brief list of some other politicians who have novels on their CVs, from Winston Churchill (he won a Nobel Prize for his non-fiction, but wrote one novel back in 1900) to Jimmy Carter (who bowed three years ago with an American Revolution-set historical novel). Strangely, Scooter Libby doesn’t make the list.

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Click here for the CBC Arts story