In Review: The Week of November 7th

November 12, 2016

It's not been our week, idealists, allies, and lovers of literature. But we see you. We'll keep rallying behind LGBTQ, women, POC, immigrant, Indigenous, Muslim, and other diverse voices.

Our hearts are broken but they still glow.

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On the Blog

 

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~ The Giller Prize was awarded Monday, and we had a hangover that just kept going after the actually terrible U.S. Election Results came in. The (small bit of) good news is that this list is a salve for everything Trump isn't.

~ Our friend Leigh at Invisible Books brought us a perfect followup to last year's Canada Reads finalist, And the Birds Rained Down.

~ The only words we really had for the things that happened this week were found on our type-only cover collage.

~ You can still get a free reading light (with purchase of a book) if you sign up for our newsletter, but only until this coming Monday.

 

Around the Web

 

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Leonard Cohen has passed away at 82. To Canada's "poet laureate of loneliness," we all feel a little lonelier without you.

~ LitHub rounded up literary voices reacting to Trump, and they're all more articulate than our !@##$$%^$#@?!?!?!?

~ In some lovelier news, the Italian government has pledged 500 euros to every Italian turning eighteen, so that they can buy books.

 

 

 

 

What Else We're Reading

 

What is a Feminist Killjoy? In Erin Wunker's introduction to her new book,  Notes from a Feminist Killjoy (BookThug), she attributes the term to Sara Ahmed and calls the FK "that irreverent figure who lights a match and joyfully flicks it into the dry hull of patriarchal culture." With everything that's happened, you bet your bottom dollar we're on board.

 

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