In Review: The Week of November 12th

November 17, 2018

This week we Giller-ed up with shortlist-inspired nailpolish and an essay from Giller-nominated translator Peter McCambridge, interviewed book designer Megan Fildes, got some tips on researching family war history, and much more. 

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On the Blog



~ Co-author Dieter Buse of the newly published Untold: Northeastern Ontario’s Military Past (Latitude 46 Publishing) shared tips on how to research your family war history in Canada.

~ In AU fashion, we painted the Giller Prize shortlist onto our digits in this edition of Do-Lit-Yourself.

~ In his essay " How should a translator translate?" Giller-Prize-nominated translator Peter McCambridge shared insight on the elusive art of literary translation: "When I’m translating, the only sign that I’m on the right track is the feeling that I’m being true to my instincts."

~ We interviewed cover designer Megan Fildes about the drop-read gorgeous cover for H.B. Hogan's darkly funny, short story collection This Keeps Happening (Invisible Publishing)

~ We turned our surrealist sights on the body horror in Andrew Wilmot's debut novel The Death Scene Artist (Wolsak and Wynn) for #fridayreads.




Around the Web



~ After his death this week, Mental Floss remembers legendary comic book writer Stan Lee with these 10 incredible facts.

~ A new library near Oslo has books by major authors, but you have to wait until 2114 to read them.

~ If you fell behind on your 2018 reading goals, MobyLives has some .





What Else We're Reading


We're cheering on Eric Dupont's Giller-Prize-shortlisted novel Songs for the Cold of Heart (Baraka Books) in advance of the Giller ceremony on Monday.






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