Alice Munro

15 Alice Munro Quotes for All Situations

Today, beloved Canadian writer and Nobel Prize laureate Alice Munro turns 86. Although she is retired from writing (sadly for us), Munro is still one …

Canadian Literature

Famous birthdays for July 10: Sofia Vergara, Fiona Shaw

"Modern Family" actress Sofia Vergara turns 46 and actor Fiona Shaw turns 60, among the famous birthdays for July 10.


She Said, He Said: Quotes by Alice Munro & Oliver Sacks

This week marks the birthdays of two literary greats: Alice Munro, who will turn 87, and Oliver Sacks, who left us just a few years ago at the age of 82. Both of them have written extensively, and with astonishing precision, about the interior experience of being human.<p>Selections from their …


Michael Ondaatje wins the Golden Man Booker Prize

Michael Ondaatje has been named the winner of the Golden Man Booker Prize for his novel, <i>The English Patient</i>.<p>The special one-off award celebrates the …


Alice Munro Wins Nobel Prize in Literature

Alice Munro, a Canadian master of the short story revered as a thorough but forgiving documenter of the human spirit, won the Nobel Prize in …


DEAR LIFE by Alice Munro Read by Kimberly Farr Arthur Morey | Audiobook Review

Canadian Literature

Tom Wolfe, 1930-2018

<b>Tom Wolfe</b>, known as much for his personal as his narrative style, died on Monday of this week, reports <i>The New York Times</i>. An author of both …

Tom Wolfe

Hope in the Dark

“Most of all, they don’t tell you that fear, to reverse a phrase from C. S. Lewis, will feel so like grief, and so you begin to mourn what you have …

Pulitzer Prize

After Sex Scandal, No Nobel Prize in Literature This Year

The Nobel Prize in literature will not be awarded this year following sex-abuse allegations and other issues that have damaged the public image of …


Curtis Sittenfeld Has Been Reading Alice Munro for 15 Years

<i>Curtis Sittenfeld’s latest book,</i> You Think It, I’ll Say It<i> is available now from Random House.</i><b>What was the first book you fell in love with?</b> <br>When I …


Notable: New books feature criticism by women, and biographies of them

<b>Notable</b><p><b>Critical women</b><p>Three new books offer a feast of criticism by brilliant women, plus biographies of 10 of them.<p><b>Feel Free: Essays</b> (Penguin Press) …


Amy Tan picks five writers to read for writing inspiration | brunch | boc

<b>1. Louise Erdrich</b><p>Louise Erdrich<p>My first pick would be Louise because her book <i>Love Medicine</i> which has a conversational narrative. It won the the 1984 …

Creative Writing

Wit and wisdom from Alice Munro, James Baldwin, and more

Canadian Literature

PAPER TRAIL: Danez Smith on failure and art; Writers and jealousy

The New York Times has hired Amal El-Mohtar as the Book Review’s science fiction and fantasy columnist. El-Mohtar is replacing N. K. Jemisin, who has …

Sean Hannity

10 novels that turn 20 in 2018

2018 is the year some of your favourite books see milestone birthdays. Read on to see the 10 novels that will turn 20 years old this year.<p><i>Harry</i> …


On Craftsmanship - The Atlantic

A visual artist’s work revitalizes struggling neighborhoods in New Orleans.<p>Emily Buder<br>• Dec 14, 2017<p>Craft distillers put their money where Nancy Fraley’s nose is.<p>Alice Munro is the living writer most likely to be read in a hundred years<p>Tighter, neater, faster -- Steven Allen may be the best wall …

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Laurie Ann Doyle cultivates her passion for the short story

Everyone in Laurie Ann Doyle’s debut short-story collection is searching for something — a man for his brother, a woman for her son’s birth mother, a …


Joan Silber is America’s own Alice Munro — and her new novel shows why

I love Joan Silber's fiction, and I love "Improvement," her new novel. Alas, one of the least interesting things a critic can do about a book is like it. People like marmite, and Los Angeles, and the musical "Cats." People like Donald Trump. <i>De gustibus non est disputandum,</i> the Romans said, in their …


What we’re reading: Alice Munro, Beau Donelly Nick Toscano

Each week we bring you a sample of the books we’re reading, the films and TV shows we’re watching, and the music we’re listening to.<p>Bel Monypenny is …

Canadian Literature

Alan Hollinghurst On The Books That Have Shaped His Life

Highlights from the Booker Prize-winning author's talk at Esquire Townhouse<p>Author Alan Hollinghurst sat down at Esquire Townhouse to talk with Editor-in-Chief Alex Bilmes about the 10 books that shaped his life.<p>Hollinghurst began his career in 1988 with a groundbreaking debut, <i>The Swimming Pool</i> …


11 Of The Dreamiest Bookstores To Get Lost In Across Canada

Fall is the season of books, so what better time to poke around the shelves of your local shop in search of your next favourite title? To get you …

Lifestyle (Canada)

REDUX: Kazuo Ishiguro, and Other Nobel Laureates

Every week, the editors of The Paris Review lift the paywall on a selection of interviews, stories, poems, and more from the magazine’s archive. You can have these unlocked pieces delivered straight to your inbox every Sunday by signing up for the Redux newsletter.<p>This week, we bring you our …


Recent winners of the Nobel Literature Prize

Here is a list of the 15 most recent winners of the Nobel Literature Prize, including this year's award on Thursday to British author Kazuo …


What Does It Mean When an Artist Retires?

WE’RE BETTER AT BEGINNINGS: the debut author, the ingénue, the voice of a new generation. Endings are harder. So when Daniel Day-Lewis, perhaps the greatest actor of our age, announced in June that Paul Thomas Anderson’s forthcoming “Phantom Thread,” about the couturier Charles James, would be his …

Norman Mailer

11 Canadian books that have been challenged

Freedom to Read Week, which takes place Feb. 25 to March 3, 2018, highlights the importance of free speech, free expression and how censorship …


September 11 – 15, 2017

• The National Book Awards longlists for young people’s literature, poetry, fiction, and nonfiction were announced. | The New Yorker<br>• “That was John’s …


A Spouse Divided

Richard Stern and divorce in the American novel<p>Christian Lorentzen<p>In a 1966 essay for the <i>New York Review of Books</i> on divorce in America, the …


What Would Alice Munro Do?

<i>In</i> <i>Reading Women</i><i>, the Cut talks to women who interest us about the books by women that transformed the way they think.</i><p>What would Alice Munro do? This …

Canadian Literature

Is Sex With a Brain-Damaged Man Assault?

<i>There is a man in our congregation who suffered a head injury in an accident. He is now permanently cognitively damaged. He lives in his own home with helpers. He has difficulty speaking and says that he has greater difficulty understanding what is said to him. When I write ‘‘says,’’ it sounds as</i> …

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