This week we got our club wear (books, obviously) ready for ALU summer book club, proudly launched Indigenous Litspace, a site we're dedicating to Indigenous works, and one of our staffers finally read Martha Baillie's 2014 novel The Search for Heinrich Schlögel.
~ A new Slate podcast,
Shakespeare and Politics, explores what the Bard's plays might teach us about our present political moment starting with Julius Caesar, and the fall of the Roman Republic.
~ Lit awards dominated this week: Biblioasis author
Pino Coluccio won a 2018 Trillium Book Award for his poetry collection Class Clown; the
2018 League of Canadian Poets Awards saw wins for Emily Nilsen for Otolith (Goose Lane Editions) and Lesley Belleau for Indianland (ARP Books); Coach House Books poet Ben Ladouceur won the 2018 Dayne Oglivie Prize honouring outstanding emerging writers from the LGBTQ+ community; and the
2018 Manitoba Book Awards were given to Jennifer Still for Comma (Book*hug) and Michael Kaan for The Water Beetles (Goose Lane Editions).
Mandy is reading Martha Baillie's 2014 novel
The Search for Heinrich Schlögel (Pedlar Press): Everyone I know who's read this book—it was published in 2014—has been left with a deeply satisfying memory of it.
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