In Review: The Week of March 25th

March 30, 2019

This week we questioned irrational political decisions in the information age, played casting director, looked at the problem with the happily-ever-after narratives, and much more. 

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~ We went Under the Cover with author David Moscrop to find out more about the story behind his book Too Dumb for Democracy? (Goose Lane Editions), in which he asks why we make irrational political decisions in the information age. 

~ For World Theatre Day we teamed up with Playwrights Canada Press to dream up a cast of characters for Norm Foster's Hilda's Yard

~ We sat down with award-winning poet Ruth Daniell to talk about the writing process behind her first full-length collection of poetry  The Brightest Thing (Caitlin Press) and the problem with happily-ever-after narratives. 

~ NeWest Press shared with us Bruce Cinnamon's debut The Melting Queen, "a future-looking blend of Marvel’s Spider-Man and Virginia Woolf’s Orlando that asks us whether or not to follow tradition for its own sake."

 

 

 

Around the Web

 

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~ The winner of Canada Reads was chosen after the annual battle took place this week with three All Lit Up favourites up for debate. 

~ In what sounds like satire, a non-profit lab trained a machine to read and write text unsupervised. 

~ Author Lindsay Wong's memoir The Woo-Woo: How I Survived Ice Hockey, Drug Raids, Demons, and My Crazy Chinese Family was nominated for the  Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction among some stellar competitors.

 

 

 

 

 

 

What Else We're Reading

 

Staffer Leyla is reading Overrun: Dispatches from the Asian Carp Crisis by environmental journalist Andrew Reeves (ECW Press).

 

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