This week we celebrated many things: finalists of the Trillium Book Award and the Indigenous Voices Awards, Asian Heritage Month, Short Story Month, and read a new novel that'll evoke When Everything Feels Like the Movies.
~ We shared two poems from Natalee Caple's
Love in the Chthulucene (Cthulhucene) (Wolsak and Wynn), a new collection that grapples with #MeToo, motherhood, climate change and political turmoil, striving for a way forward in our charged times.
~ Our #fridayreads pick is
Catriona Wright's Difficult People (Nightwood Editions), a short story collection that's Lynn Coady’s Hellgoing meets Alissa Nutting’s Unclean Jobs for Women and Girls, a potent mixture of punchy prose, misfit characters and absurd humour.
Around the Web
~ Among the
2019 Trillium Book Award finalists were four ALU faves: Tamara Faith Berger's Queen Solomon (Coach House Books), Gwen Benaway's Holy Wild (Book*hug Press), Robin Richardson's Sit How You Want (Véhicule Press), and K.D. Miller's Late Breaking (Biblioasis).
~ In more awards-related news, the
finalists of the 2019 Indigenous Voices Awards also included more ALU faves: Joshua Whitehead's Jonny Appleseed (Arsenal Pulp Press); Lindsay Nixon's nîtisânak (Metonymy Press); Wanda John-Kehewin,Seven Sacred Truths (Talonbooks); Jules Koostachin's Unearthing of Secrets, Gathering of Truths (Kegedonce Press); and Smokii Sumac's You are Enough: Love Poems for the End of the World (Kegedonce Press).
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