Martha Baillie's most recent novel, The Search for Heinrich SchlÃ¶gel (Tin House), received wide acclaim and was an O Magazine editors' pick. She lives in Toronto.
To kick off our annual summer book club, we virtually chatted with Book*hug Press, the team that brought us Shani Mootoo's newest novel Polar Vortex.
Today's #ALUgiftguide book recommendations come from the insightful Lauren Carter who shares gifting picks for "your settler mom, wondering what she can do for reconciliation" to "your best feminist friend in university, circa 1992" and more, below.
You've heard it before: we're a sum of our experiences. And for avid readers we also become a sum of our best reads. You know you've read a good book when the words were powerful enough to change you a little, or changed the way you looked at something. It's why we read. We ... Read more
This week we got our club wear (books, obviously) ready for ALU summer book club, proudly launched Indigenous Litspace, a site we're dedicating to Indigenous works, and one of our staffers finally read Martha Baillie's 2014 novel The Search for Heinrich Schlögel.
We had another week of awards celebrations at ALU HQ: Carleigh Baker's Bad Endings (Anvil Press) won the City of Vancouver Book Award and B. Denham Jolly's In the Black (ECW Press) was awarded the Toronto Book Award. In other news, we dug up some historical and literary dirt ... Read more
There are three major seasonal launches happening this week in Toronto, plus plenty more events in other parts of Ontario and Quebec.
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Did someone order a literary festival? There are a whopping four this week, plus tons of launches and readings (if those weren't enough!).
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We're all about Canada Reads here at ALU, and we just can't resist the chance to take part with our own twist. Below we defend and recommend books we think all Canadians should read from poetry to memoir. And all these books are winners in our eyes, so go on and check out our ... Read more
Vacations are great, right? But, oh, the packing. Either you forget a critical item (Sunscreen, perhaps? Pants, for the truly free-spirited?) or manage to haul a small caravan’s worth of stuff for a weekend out of town. Don’t fret: we’ve rounded up the ten best literary ... Read more
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