About the author
My name is Wayne Jones, and I’m a writer and editor in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. I am currently on an earned administrative research leave from Carleton University, where I used to be University Librarian. I’ve also worked at Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario), MIT (Cambridge, Massachussetts), and the National Library of Canada (Ottawa).
If you’re interested, I’ve published articles and short stories, two novels, a book about personal minimalism, and I’ve also co-authored a biography of standup comedian Greg Giraldo. You can see more details here. If you have any interest in the writing from my working life, check it out here.
I’ve been a long-time reader, student, and general fan of Sam Johnson – ever since I took my first undergraduate class in 18th-century literature at Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. I went on from there to do my master’s thesis on Johnson at the University of Toronto – specifically, on his series of essays called The Rambler, published twice weekly, 1750-1752.