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A note to future book creators from a friendly book publicist
It has recently come to my attention that not everybody is familiar with what a book publicist does. On paper, a book publicist’s main responsibilities include, but are not limited to securing earned ...
December 09, 2019
André Alexis, Megan Gail Goles, Stéphane Larue Included in CBC Books' Best Canadian Fiction of 2019
December is a time for many things: eating and drinking too much, catching up with family and friends, and of course...year-end lists!Among all the 'best of' rundowns that pop up online at the end of ...
December 05, 2019
RBC Taylor Prize 2020 Longlist Announced: Mark Bourrie, Andrew Reeves, Robyn Doolittle Among Nominees
After making the announcement two weeks ago that next year's ceremony will be its last, the RBC Taylor Prize has released its (slightly longer than usual) longlist of nominees for 2020. Esteemed jurors ...
December 04, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Fred Groves' 'Elect Her: Still Struggling to Be Recognized as Equals'
In his new book, Elect Her: Still Struggling to Be Recognized as Equals (Crossfield Publishing), author and journalist Fred Groves tackles gender disparity in Canadian politics. Highlighting women who ...
December 03, 2019
"I’ve Been Determined to Open up the Adventure Narrative into Something Deeper" Ailsa Ross Shines a Light on History's Bravest Women in Her New Book
In her newest book, The Girl Who Rode a Shark: And Other Stories of Daring Women (Pajama Press), author Ailsa Ross shows kids and grown-ups alike that the great heroes of history are not always the men ...
December 02, 2019
A Literary Love Story: Margaret Atwood and Graeme Gibson Explore Toronto's Lit. Scene of the 60s and 70s in New Podcast
For those interested in discovering (or re-living) Toronto's vibrant literary community of the 1960s and 70s, the newest installment of House of Anansi's 128 Sterling podcast ought to be required listening.In ...
November 27, 2019
The Entitled Interview, with Fereshteh Molavi
Fereshteh Molavi's newest book, Thirty Shadow Birds (Inanna Publications), is an exploration of the challenges faced by new immigrants and the deep scars left by a legacy of violence.Fleeing the bloodshed ...
November 25, 2019
Festival season is over, and I’m still reeling from all the conversations and questions that have arisen offstage. What it is about the magic of writers without microphones, with cups of coffee and ...
November 21, 2019
Read an Excerpt from Carrie S. Allen's Michigan vs. the Boys
A steely-nerved young girl and the pervasive, toxic masculinity of hockey culture face each other head-on in Carrie S. Allen's new YA novel, Michigan vs. the Boys (Kids Can Press).Michigan Manning, a ...
November 19, 2019
Ian Williams Takes Home 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize
Ian Williams, first-time novelist and author of Reproduction (Random House Canada), has won the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize.The $100,000 award was presented during a black-tie dinner and ceremony last ...