Water Is…Discussed on The Commentary


Joseph Planta

Nina was recently interviewed by Joseph Planta of “The Commentary” in Vancouver about her new book Water Is…

Joseph started the interview with:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca. We bathe in water, we drink it, we probably live around it or close to it, it flushes our toilets—we do so much with it, and it’s such an important aspect of our lives, but we waste it, we take it for granted, and we certainly don’t think about it as my next guest does. She has pondered water in an interesting, fascinating way. The title of the book is Water Is… and its author Nina Munteanu joins me now. She has spent a career as a limnologist and ecologist, and has conducted research, published papers and consulted in the environment, so she’s immersed well enough in water to tell us about how we should think about it. And the way she goes about it in this book is awfully good, in that she looks at water spiritually, artistically, and mythologically as well. Nina Munteanu is an award-winning novelist and short story writer as well, and currently teaches writing at the University of Toronto and George Brown College. The website for more is at www.themeaningofwater.com. The book is published by Pixl Press. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Toronto today, Nina Munteanu; Ms. Munteanu, good morning…

Nina Munteanu

Nina Munteanu

The conversation flowed and surged like a living river, covering a range of topics–like the
book itself–from ecology and quantum physics, to water’s anomalous properties (like the Mpemba effect), water wars, spiritual connections and childhood memories. And what Canadians can and are doing.

Astute, intelligent and wonderfully inquisitive, Joseph helped create a memorable experience for Nina and for listening audiences. We hope you enjoy it as much as she did.

Listen to Nina’s Interview with Joseph here.


water-is-cover-webYou can purchase “Water Is…” as print or ebook on Amazon, Kobo, Chapters-Indigo, Barnes and Noble and quality bookstores near you.





nina-2014aaNina Munteanu is an ecologist, limnologist and internationally published author of award-nominated speculative novels, short stories and non-fiction. She is co-editor of Europa SF and currently teaches writing courses at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. Visit www.ninamunteanu.ca for the latest on her books.

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