In Review: The Week of February 20th

February 25, 2017

Whether you're going to mainline the Oscars tomorrow night or eschew them in favour of a great book, we have suggestions for both camps in today's week in review.

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On the Blog

 

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~ Author Michelle Butler Hallett got real about CanLit's tendency to privilege realism over other writing styles.

~ Raymond McGregor, author of The Blue Knight (BookLand Press), joined us for Pink Shirt Day to talk anti-bullying lessons from his YA novel.

~ We finished off our Black Voices series for Black History Month with an interview with playwright Donna Michelle St. Bernard (and don't miss our earlier instalments with Cara-Lyn Morgan and Kaie Kellough, too).

~ Poet Gwen Benaway shares the quotations that inspired her latest collection, Passage (Kegedonce Press).

 

Around the Web

 

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~ Watching the Oscars this weekend? Check out a list of the books behind the movies nominated this year (and maybe take a look at our own book character nominees).

~ Simon & Schuster cancelling bigoted crybaby Milo Yiannopolous' book is just another one bites the dust, as far as we're concerned.

~ Theatres across the US and Canada are screening the film adaptation of 1984 to protest Trump, which we think is a doubleplusgood idea.

 

What Else We're Reading

LitDistCo GM Julia snapped up Jesse Ruddock's  Shot-Blue, from Coach House Books, the second it came out this week.

 

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