Entries by David Albertyn

The Sweet Science of Storytelling

This review of my novel, Undercard, is the kind of reception you dream of when you’re writing the book. “Colourfully descriptive with a charm that persists throughout, Undercard brings new life to a genre of storytelling that’s popularity has seen peaks and valleys… We’ve never seen a boxing story quite like this one… But Undercard […]

The Event I Was Born For

So excited to be participating in this event by First Book Canada. Raising money to provide books for young people. Racquet sports, books, and social outreach, this event was made for me. You can find out more about Pongapalooza here.

My First Ever Review and It’s One to Remember

The Globe and Mail reviewed Undercard along with five other thrillers in this article. What was thrilling for me was seeing my name and book in the paper. I would’ve been excited enough about that, but for the review to be so favourable, it was a special moment. “Albertyn is a writer to watch.” To […]

My First TV Interview: The Morning Show

It was definitely exciting when I learned that I was going to be on Global’s The Morning Show. The experience reminded me of the first time going on a ski lift. My publicist and I are waiting in the wings, the broadcast cuts to commercial, and I’m led out onto the set to meet the […]

Not Everyday You See Yourself on a Billboard

I was very grateful to be featured in Humber College’s ad campaign on university campuses across southern Ontario. These billboards promoted Humber’s School of Creative and Performing Arts (SCAPA), which includes the Humber School for Writers, where I developed Undercard. When they asked me to do a photo shoot, I was told it was for […]

The Press Release that Screen Rights had Been Sold!

This is House of Anansi’s press release letting everyone know that the screen rights of Undercard were sold to the award-winning production company Shaftesbury. The release also details which publishing rights of Undercard have been sold. Shaftesbury has acquired screen rights for Undercard the debut novel by Toronto based author David Albertyn. House of Anansi […]

My First Interview

I did this interview for Open Book, a website that celebrates and profiles Ontario’s literary scene. It was really fun opening up about how Undercard came to be, and my process in developing it.

A Great Interview on YouTube

This YouTube interview, conducted by my friend Maya on her channel Just Two Girls…, turned out to be a lot of fun. Because the YouTube format allows for longer interviews, I was able to answer questions in much greater depth than in my TV interview. I discuss, among other things, how my mother helped spark […]