Canadian Literature

Margaret Atwood wins Franz Kafka literary prize for lifetime achievement

Prague — Canadian writer, poet and critic Margaret Atwood received the 2017 international Franz Kafka literary prize at a ceremony in Prague on …

Literature

Margaret Atwood receives Franz Kafka award in Prague

Canadian novelist and poet Margaret Atwood has been awarded the Franz Kafka Prize.<p>An international jury selected Atwood in May as the winner of the …

Literature

Are Chinatowns obsolete, asks Madeleine Thien, Canadian novelist who grew up in one | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

When we were young, my sister and I were members of Vancouver Chinatown’s traditional dance troupe. Dressed as peacocks and tea pickers, complete …

News (China)

Margaret Atwood, master of dystopia, awarded German Booksellers' Peace Prize

Margaret Atwood is one of the most influential authors of our time. The German Booksellers' Peace Prize, awarded at the Frankfurt Book Fair, …

Literature

We are closer than ever to 1930s-style totalitarianism: Atwood

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The world is closer to the dark days of the 1930s than at any time since, Canadian author Margaret Atwood said on Saturday in Frankfurt, where she was due to receive a prestigious German literary award.<p>Atwood’s dystopian novel “The Handmaid’s Tale”, first published in 1985, …

Literature

Margaret Atwood: Rise of Trump Brings Echoes of 1930s Europe

Andrea Germanos, staff writerAuthor made remarks ahead of receiving award for "political intuition and clairvoyance when it comes to dangerous …

Margaret Atwood

Margaret Atwood says Trump era 'feels like 1930s'

Award-winning novelist Margaret Atwood on Saturday said Donald Trump’s America reminded her of Europe in the 1930s, and warned that the world was “at …

Literature

The books, authors and controversy of the 2017 Frankfurt Book Fair

The world's largest book fair drew a record number of visitors in 2017, as some of the world's biggest authors gave readings, lectures and signed …

World News

“The Handmaid’s Tale” Imagery Targets Anti-Abortion Supporters

<b>CHICAGO (CBS) —</b> Participants in an abortion rights protest at Chicago’s Federal Plaza employed a powerful TV image to make their point.Each of the 25 …

Handmaid's Tale

The 12 best dramas to watch this autumn

From returning series The Crown and Peaky Blinders, to new shows like Kit Harington's Gunpowder and the Margaret Atwood adaptation Alias Grace – it’s …

TV

Granta's Canada issue set to feature Madeleine Thien, Catherine Leroux as guest editors

British literary magazine <i>Granta</i> turns to Canada for its newest issue, with 2016 Scotiabank Giller Prize-winner Madeleine Thien and Giller finalist …

Canadian News

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 …

Literature

Indigenous authors pull works after anthology publisher keeps contributor with violent past

Despite open letter, editor and publisher stand by decision<p>Six female authors have removed their contributions from an upcoming Indigenous anthology …

Indigenous Peoples

To My Last Baby, On Your 1st Birthday

To my littlest love, on your first birthday:Tomorrow you turn one and my heart feels as though it could explode. In all honesty, I have dreaded this …

Canadian News

The Wild Rise of CanLit

My earliest memory of Canadian literature is of being in a grade seven class in the cultural hinterlands of Brampton, Ontario, where my classmates …

Canadian News

Margaret Atwood wants brands to stop making her dystopian books come true

The problem with science these days, author Margaret Atwood observed, is that it is mainly funded by corporations for financial gains.

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10/03/2017 8:00:18 AM Personal Finance 27¢ 27¢<p>Recent census data from Statistics Canada shows that the percentage of one-person households now is at …

Literature

Promises to Keep: A historical romance set during Acadian expulsion

Genevieve Graham’s Promises to Keep, set during the 1750s British expulsion of this region’s Acadian settlers, is a good read if you like historical …

Canadian News

Letters to the editor for October 2017

Maclean’s readers write in<p><i>If you would like to submit a letter to the editor for possible publishing, email us here. Please keep letters to a maximum</i> …

Joseph Boyden

The bestselling B.C. books of this week, Oct. 14

<i>1. Embers: One Ojibway’s Meditations — Richard Wagamese (Douglas & McIntyre).</i><p><i>2. On Island: Life Among the Coast Dwellers — Pat Carney (TouchWood</i> …

Canadian News

Someone Tell Margaret Atwood There's Diet Avocados Now

The glamorous grocery stores of our future will include meat grown in a lab and apples that never brown, but now we’re also getting diet …

Margaret Atwood

After Finding Success With 'History Hit' Podcast, Dan Snow Turns To Video

Dan Snow has tapped into his passion for history to become one of the U.K.’s best-known televison hosts and the creative force behind the hit podcast “History Hit.” Now, the 38-year-old Brit, whom Americans might recognize from PBS, National Geographic and the History Network among others, is …

Digital marketing lessons from WMG, Kobalt and Lounge Books

Music Ally’s Sandbox Summit conference in London yesterday included three short’n’sharp sessions where digital marketers outlined the lessons they …

Digital Marketing

Reproductive Freedom Does Not Mean Forcing People to Sin

Lowey is not the only critic of the new regulations who conflates freedom from coercion with a right to forcibly extracted subsidies, Jacob Sullum …

Margaret Atwood

Arrival describes how Canadian literature came to a boil

George Fetherling<b>Arrival: The Story of Canlit</b><i><br>By Nick Mount. Anansi, 373 pp, hardcover</i>On RateMyProfessors.com, the website where disgruntled students …

Books

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 …

Literature

Canada’s Top School by Reputation 2018: University of Toronto

In the heart of Canada’s largest city, a multicultural campus, stunning architecture and bleeding-edge research have earned global renown<p>With almost …

Toronto

Netflix Responds to Canadian ‘Conspiracy Theories’ About Production-Investment Deal

Netflix has received approval for its agreement with Canada to invest at least $400 million ($500 million Canadian) in content produced in the Great …

Netflix

New Survey Urges More Inclusion in Romance Novels

New stats on diversity in romance publishing make it clear that, while there are many voices working to make the genre a more inclusive place, …

Publishing

Linden MacIntyre drew from journalism career for new novel about 'violence, memory and shame'

Former journalist's memories of atrocities during Lebanon civil war helped inspire new book<p>Ask best-selling author Linden MacIntyre about his new …

Books