In Review: The Week of July 27th

August 1, 2020

This week we bring you weekend plans with literary pairings to classic flicks. Read on for that and other bookish news on the blog and from around the web. 

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On the Blog



~ We rounded up five books for art lovers that explore what it means to be an artist, how we assign value to art, and the complex practice of curation.

~ Author Morgan Murray and designer (and wife) Kate Beaton chat à la FB-Messenger about designing the cover of his book Dirty Birds (Breakwater Books): "I saw you sweating over these covers in the living room and I thought, I must save him from himself."

~ Watch This, Read That: because we know quarantine life consists mostly of books and screens, we’re bringing you the best of both with three literary pairings to classic flicks and adaptations.

~ Tlicho Dene author Richard Van Camp talks Fort Smith and the 20th anniversary edition of Angel Wing Splash Pattern (Kegedonce Press): "Angel Wing Splash Pattern and all of my writing is inspired by the laughter, the stories, the healing, the braiding of pop culture and old-time medicine power that I saw and heard about growing up."





Around the Web


~ CBC Books shares this list of 24 Canadian writers to watch for in 2020.

~ Black-led book clubs, like Noname Book Club, are continuing global conversation about anti-Black racism in the midst of an alienating pandemic.

~ The Columbia Journalism Review releases  this literary etymology of cake, further proving that everyone has quarantine desserts on the brain.






ICYMI (last week)


ALU Book Club: Follow-up Reads After Polar Vortex


If you loved Shani Mootoo's Polar Vortex (Book*hug Press), we bring you four perfect indie followup reads from Pedlar Press, Inanna Publications, Mawenzi House, and another from Book*hug!






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