In Review: The Week of March 6th

March 11, 2017

Another frosty weekend? No problem. Just cozy up with one, or all, of three ReLit Award winners below, and we'll see you back on Monday.

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On the Blog

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~ Author Erin Wunker talks reading as joyful resistance for International Women’s Day, and gets us started with a booklist.

~ We compared two Montreal books in translation: the darky sexual Breakneck by Nelly Arcan (Anvil Press) and the autofictional living will Testament by Vickie Gendreau (BookThug) in Read This, then That.

~ We talked to two fearless literary women—Bianca Spence and author Elisabeth de Mariaffi—who were instrumental in organizing International Women's Day marches in Canada.

~ Every Friday in March, we're highlighting underrepresented stories with personal essays by authors who immigrated to Canada. This week Phinder Dulai, author of dream / arteries ( Talonbooks) shares his journey from England to Canada as a Punjabi boy in the 70s. 

 

Around the Web

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~ Three books from ALU-member publishers won a 2016 ReLit Award: One Hundred Days of Rain by Carellin Brooks (BookThug), Debris by Kevin Hardcastle (Biblioasis), and The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl by Sue Goyette (Gaspereau Press).

~ For International Women’s Day, this Cleveland bookstore flipped the switch and turned all male-authored novels backwards on shelves.

~ If you like books and riddles, Buzzfeed will  test your pop lit knowledge with this fun quiz.

 

 

 

 

What Else We're Reading

We picked up these three ReLit Award-winning books, and there's something in here for everyone: Poetry from The Brief Reincarnation of a Girl by Susan Goyette (Gaspereau Press), short fiction from  Debris by Kevin Hardcastle (Biblioasis), and a novel from  One Hundred Days of Rain by Carellin Brooks. 

 

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