In Review: The Week of October 9th

October 14, 2017

We had another week of awards celebrations at ALU HQ: Carleigh Baker's Bad Endings (Anvil Press) won the City of Vancouver Book Award and B. Denham Jolly's In the Black (ECW Press) was awarded the Toronto Book Award. In other news, we dug up some historical and literary dirt with #ALUTimeCapsule and drank a tasty tequila cocktail with our poetry.



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On the Blog


~ We opened the ALU Time Capsule and dug up historical and literary dirt through the decades and celebrated the publishers who emerged from those eras. First few stops: the 1950s & '60s, and the '70s. Stayed tuned every Tuesday and Thursday this month for more Time Capsule.

~ Margo LaPierre's Washing Off the Raccoon Eyes (Guernica Editions) goes well with a tequila cocktail. Check out a sample from the book and try our recipe for a Shady Lady.

~ Debut novel The Whole Beautiful World by Melissa Kuipers is Miriam Toews’ A Complicated Kindness meets Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man Is Hard to Find.




Around the Web


~ Wonder how face-palm made it into the dictionary? Mashable has the scoop on how words are added.

~ The Weeknd is coming to a Marvel comic near you because "Starboy."

~ Who do you think of when you hear "beloved"? Lit Hub has a list of 137 writers and the words we best know them for.




What Else We're Reading

Staffer Lauren is reading If Clara after Martha Baillie's arresting reading at the Coach House Books launch last week.





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