In Review: The Week of August 10th

August 15, 2020

This week we bookclubbed, completed another Read Harder Challenge, chatted with authors, and more!

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On the Blog

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~ We take on this month's #ReadHarderChallenege with another themed duo of books + followup reads: The Flood by Leah Simone Bowen (Playwrights Canada Press) Endlings by Joanna Lilley (Turnstone Press)

~ We gab about our August  #ALUbookclub pick— Seeds and Other Stories by Ursula Pflug (Inanna Publications): "It’s a [collection] that teaches you how to read it—you have to see where it leads you. There are rules of this universe.”

~ John Gould, author of The End of Me (Freehand Books)—flash fiction about death—talks writing influences, early experiences, and more in Writer's Block: "The writers who inspire me most nowadays tend to be those who leave me baffled, whose work seems beyond what’s possible."

~ Poet James Lindsay interviews Fred Wah about his lifelong poetry project Music at the Heart of Thinking (Talonbooks):  "As I grow older and continue writing I’ve encountered that 'déjà vu' I’m sure other writers have discovered."







Around the Web

~ The  2020 longlist for the Journey Prize for short fiction includes thirteen emerging Canadian writers, including Canisia Lubrin, John Elizabeth Stintzi, Fawn Parker, Paola Ferrante, and more.

The Reclaim Her Name project, marking 25 years of the Women’s prize for fiction, will debut books like Middlemarch and Indiana under the authors real names

Lifehacker suggests re-reading your favourite books from childhood for comfort and happiness in troubled times. 






ICYMI (last week)


ALU Book Club: Intro to Seeds and Other Stories


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#ALUbookclub continues with our August pick Seeds and Other Stories by Ursula Pflug. To kick things off, we chatted with Inanna Publications Editor-in-Chief, Luciana Ricciutelli, for more about how the press helped bring the collection to life.







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