Canadian Literature

Metis Pioneers

Marie Rose Delorme Smith and Isabella Clark Hardisty Lougheed<p>By Doris Jeanne MacKinnon<p>Paperback<p>978-1-77212-271-8<br>Size: 6" x 9"<br>Pages: …

Métis

Crime writer Amy Stuart picks the most thrilling books of her life

<i>In All Ages, Globe Books asks authors to dig deep for memorable books that span their lifetime, from childhood to what’s on their reading list right now.</i><p>Two years ago, high-school English teacher Amy Stuart published <i>Still Mine</i>, her debut thriller that became a Canadian bestseller. Now the Toronto …

Books

Philip Kerr is gone, but his historical fiction genre lives on

We crime fans love our writers. We read their works in binges, wait eagerly for the next installment of favorites, and, when a series ends, genuinely mourn. Who do I read next? That’s a question I get all the time, and I pondered it long when <b>Philip Kerr</b> died in March. His <i>Bernie Gunther</i> series was …

Books

Whatever became of CanLit? New anthology addresses the question

Luminous Ink: Writers on Writing in Canada<p>Edited by Tessa McWatt, Rabindranath Maharaj and Dione Brand | Cormorant Books<p>$29.95, 233 pages<p>Some people …

Canadian Culture

11 must-read books for Canadian kids this summer

Looking for something cool for the kids to read this hot summer? Check out these must-read books that will help make your family's summer a …

Books

Coronation Street fans fear Liz McDonald will be murdered by Jenny Bradley after confessing to loving Johnny Connor

CORONATION Street viewers fear Jenny Bradley is going to snap and murder Liz McDonald.<p>The slightly unhinged former seamstress - who is played by …

Soap Operas (UK)

Scoop: THE CW Shares Primetime Schedule for Week of 8/6

MONDAY, AUGUST 6<p>PENN & TELLER: FOOL US<br>"Imagine (Magic) Dragons" - (8:00-9:00 p.m. ET) (Content Rating TBD) (HDTV)<p>SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY DAN REYNOLDS …

TV

25 Literary Art Quotes For Inspiring Your Most Creative Self

Great art, whether it’s visual art, poetry, music, dance, or some other creative work, challenges and inspires us. And, in doing so, it has the power …

Literature

SDCC ‘18: Nalo Hopkinson reveals her Sandman book is a maxi-series

Today at San Diego Comic-Con, Nalo Hopkinson, famed sci-fi writer and one of the minds behind the upcoming DC Vertigo Sandman Universe series House …

Comics

Nostalgia and the promise of Brexit | Financial Times

Is Brexit a project driven by nostalgia? Many Europeans and other non-Britons assume so. But nostalgia is not only a state of mind. In the hands of …

Winston Churchill

No-No Novel - Stephanie Bastek

In 1956, John Okada wrote the first Japanese-American novel, <i>No-No Boy</i>, a story about a <i>Nisei</i> draft-resister who returns home to Seattle after years in …

Books

84-year-old Mary Poppins book returned to Alberta public library

It was a supercalifragilisticexpialidocious find.<p>A first-edition hardcover book of Mary Poppins, published in 1934 by Cornwall Press, is back in an …

Canadian News

See Chimamanda Adichie, Khaled Hosseini, Dave Eggers, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Chinaka Hodge at one singular event in San Francisco! - McSweeney’s Internet Tendency

INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS OF YOUTH VOICES<p>WHERE: The Nourse Theater, 275 Hayes Street, San Francisco, CA.<p>WHEN: Saturday, August 4, 7:30 pm<p>TICKETS: …

San Francisco

See you at Comic-Con!

I'm one of the "special guests" at this year's San Diego Comic-Con! If you're attending, I hope you'll come by and see some of my programming items, …

Comics

Margaret Atwood honoured with Adrienne Clarkson Prize for Global Citizenship

The plaudits for Margaret Atwood continue to come her way. Awarded the Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, the Franz Kafka Prize and the PEN Center USA’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2017, the visionary storyteller and dedicated social activist will be the 2018 laureate of the Adrienne Clarkson …

Literature

Used

Last month, a large used book collection and distribution company suddenly went out of business, leaving a hole in the local used book ecosystem. In …

Books

BBC's This Week joked that Nigel Farage isn't on TV enough - the 17 most cutting replies

BBC current affairs show, This Week, has often been criticised for the frequent publicity opportunities it offers to the more right-wing members of …

Nigel Farage

Kids review books: Canada in Colours

<b>Read more:</b> <b><br>Kids review books: Mr. King’s Things</b> <b><br>Kids review books: Dinosaurs from Head to Tail</b>The post Kids review books: Canada in Colours appeared …

Book Reviews

Historian, author to receive 2018 Symons Medal in P.E.I.

The Confederation Centre of the Arts has announced that historian and author Margaret MacMillan will receive the 2018 Symons Medal.<p>The medal …

Prince Edward Island

Top academic’s Stormont lecture on the theme of war to be broadcast on Radio Four

A lecture about war, delivered at Stormont by a leading academic, will be broadcast on Tuesday morning across the UK.<p>The talk by Margaret MacMillan …

Northern Ireland

Stunning ‘Thousand Splendid Suns’ returns to SF Bay Area stage

“A Thousand Splendid Suns,” the acclaimed stage adaptation of Bay Area author Khaled Hosseini’s international best-selling novel, is coming back to …

San Francisco Bay Area

Vertigo and Neil Gaiman’s SANDMAN UNIVERSE Announces Artists

The Sandman Universe #1 cover by Jae LeeToday Vertigo announced the incredible artists who will be bringing the <b>Sandman Universe</b> to life! Bilquis …

Graphic Novels

‘Alternative Nobel Prize’ Finalists Include JK Rowling, Neil Gaiman, Margaret Atwood

No Nobel? No problem.<p>Because of a sex abuse scandal at the Swedish Academy, no Nobel Prize in Literature will be awarded in 2018.<p>So over 100 Swedes …

Books

Book review: Bowwow Powwow

<b>By Carrie MacKenzie</b><p>“Bowwow Powwow” by Brenda J. Child, illustrated by Jonathan Thunder and translated into Ojibwe by Gordon Jourdain tells the story …

First Nations

Plays: 'A Thousand Splendid Suns'

Casting for the play, "A Thousand Splendid Suns." Project description: "A sweeping and deeply moving theatrical adaptation of Khaled Hosseini’s …

Canadian Culture

Michael Redhill, David Chariandy and Lee Maracle among authors longlisted for $10K Toronto Book Award

Eleven books have been longlisted for the Toronto Book Awards, an annual $10,000 prize that "honours books of literary or artistic merit that are …

Books

Michael Ondaatje’s Golden Man Booker Speech is Really Great

<i>Michael Ondaatje’s beloved novel,</i> The English Patient, <i>was recently voted the most popular Man Booker Prize-winner of all time. Here’s what he said</i> …

Books

Now you can learn creative writing from The Handmaid's Tale author Margaret Atwood

The season 2 finale of <i>The Handmaid’s Tale</i> hit Hulu on Wednesday, serving as another reminder that Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel has really stood the …

Creative Writing

How Canadian voice actors are cracking the booming audiobook market

In 2005, Canadian actor Erin Moon was living in New York City, struggling to make ends meet in between theatre gigs. She took a job in production at audiobook publisher Recorded Books. By 2009, she had recorded her first audiobook, <i>The Flying Troutmans</i> by Steinbach, Man.’s Miriam Toews.<p>“They wanted …

Books

Eight series that will get you hooked on romantic suspense

You know what improves most things? Kissing. And if you, dear Private Eye July reader, would like your mysteries and thrillers to be improved by …

Books