In Review: The Week of August 10th
This week we bookclubbed, completed another Read Harder Challenge, chatted with authors, and more!See more details below
On the Blog
~ 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)
#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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