In Review: The Week of October 16th

October 21, 2017

This week the 2017 QWF Literary Awards shortlists were announced (go indies!), the lids came off our '80s and '90s ALU Time Capsule, and some beautiful fall books were unveiled.



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On the Blog



~ We talked Homer Simpson, writing rituals, and the ideal reader with Sam Shelstad, author of Cop House (Nightwood Editions) in Writer's Block.

~ #ALUTimeCapsule continued with the best (and worst) of the '80s and '90s.

~ We grabbed a PSL and took a scroll through some of ECW Press's fall-coloured books this season.

~ Jasmina Odor's debut collection You Can't Stay Here is Tamas Dobozy's Last Notes meets Lisa Moore's Open.






Around the Web



~ Author Aaron Paquette ( Lightfinder, Kegedonce Press) becomes Edmonton's first Indigenous councillor in decades.

~ Beloved songwriter and author Gord Downie dies at 53. RIP, Gord. 

~ Virginia Woolf disliked Ulysses plus more famous writers on books they hated via LitHub.

(Photo credit: Scott Gardner)





What Else We're Reading

Christen just picked up Canisia Lubrin's debut poetry collection Voodoo Hypothesis (Wolsak & Wynn).




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