In Review: The Week of July 2nd

July 7, 2018

This week we kicked off #ALUbookclub with an apocalyptic short story collection, shared our summer reads, and cheered for the 2018 Alberta Book Publishing Awards shortlist!

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On the Blog



~ We got treed up this Canada Day with a collection of forested covers

~ Poet Nathaniel G. Moore tells us about research and reanimations of Catallus in his newest, Goodbye Horses (Mansfield Press): "I wanted the poems to sound authentic, so I didn't use any pop culture signifiers..."

~ We kicked off #ALUbookclub with Paige Cooper's debut short story collection Zolitude (Biblioasis) and chatted with Fiction Editor John Metcalf about acquiring and publishing the book: "The language was charged. Finger-in-light-socket material. It gave off sparks."

~ Obviously our summer includes reading, but which books are we taking with us on our beach-y adventures? Check out our staff picks.

~ Debut fiction The Higher the Monkey Climbs (Now or Never Publishing) is part Gone Girl, part American Hustle and all page-turning goodness.



Around the Web


~ Books discovered at the University of Southern Denmark were found to be literally deadly.

~ For Canada Day, CBC Books proudly gathered a list of 100 Canadian writers to read.

~ If you've ever wondered, "which literary cat am I?", (and why wouldn't you?) you're not alone. Bookriot's quiz will tell you.





What Else We're Reading

A finalist for the 2018 Saskatchewan Reader's Choice Awards, in the Grade 7 and Up Snow Willow Award category, Ghost Boys by Shenaaz Nanji (Mawenzi House) follows young camel jockeys in the Middle East.





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