Many know Coupland as the international best-seller of JPod, and eight earlier novels, including
Hey Nostradamus!, All Families Are Psychotic and Generation X. What many don’t know is that Coupland is also a visual artist, sculptor, and furniture designer. Not to mention a screenwriter, who is adapting JPod as a television series.
For interview purposes, we’ll call him an artistic genius and wordsmith, perfectly packaged in a Kraft Dinner packet, sans the cheese.
Q: If you were a type of cheese, what kind would you be, and why?
A: Slam dunk! The cheese packet that comes in Kraft Dinner.
Q: Who is your greatest muse?
A: The Trans-Canada highway. I get all of my best ideas while driving.
Q: What are you reading right now?
A: I’m trying to figure out how to read barcodes just by looking at them. I had a character in The Gum Thief do this, and I thought, why not?