André Alexis was born in Trinidad and grew up in Canada. In 2017, he was awarded the Windham-Campbell Literature Prize for fiction. His novel, Fifteen Dogs, won the 2015 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His debut novel, Childhood, won the Books in Canada First Novel Award, the Trillium Book Award, and was shortlisted for the Giller Prize and the Writers' Trust Fiction Prize. His other books include The Hidden Keys, Pastoral (nominated for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction Prize), Asylum, Beauty and Sadness, Ingrid & the Wolf, Despair and Other Stories of Ottawa and Lambton, Kent and Other Vistas: A Play . He currently lives in Toronto.
THIS WEEK: Author interviews, grizzly transformations, Pride Month celebrations, 15th century art and obsession, porta-potties turned little libraries and more!
This week we cheered for the Rogers Writers' Trust Fiction winner (André Alexis, Days by Moonlight from Coach House Books), chatted with cover designer Kilby Smith-McGregor, relearned some devastating truths about our food consumption, shared some stellar weekend reads, and ... Read more
Welcome to Off/Kilter, a brand new blog column on All Lit Up devoted to books of a magical and surreal nature, featuring alternate realities, dystopian worlds, strange beasties and more. From the dark and fantastical to the joyfully absurd, we’ll explore how books within ... Read more
This week fall was out in full force at ALU HQ with reading recommendations to take you into the new season, staff picks, and hot new releases for the weekend.
For many of us, summer vacation is a chance to take a break from our regular daily schedule: wake up, shower, eat, work, eat, sleep, REPEAT. It can get pretty monotonous. But that doesn’t mean your summer reads have to be. We’ve picked a selection of five books beyond the ... Read more
Happy National Poetry Month! This week we launched Poetry Grrrowl: Rad Women of Poetry to celebrate all the badass women poets out there with interviews, excerpts, a (kind-of-difficult) quiz, and free swag. Plus: we're giving you 15% off all Poetry Grrrowl books all month. Holy, ... Read more
The weather is finally nice, so why not set out on a major – or minor – literary adventure? We've come up with three kinds of bookish adventures you could do in the next hour, day, or three weeks (there is no in-between).
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