Michael Crummey was born in Buchans, Newfoundland. His debut novel, River Thieves (2001), was nominated for the Giller Prize and won the Winterset Award, the Thomas Head Raddall Atlantic Fiction Award, and the Atlantic Booksellers' Choice Award. He also won acclaim for Flesh and Blood (1998), a book of short fiction. His most recent collection of poetry is Salvage (2002). He lives in St. John's, Newfoundland.
Jen Neale's debut Land Mammals and Sea Creatures (ECW Press) takes on dark subjects of suicide, PTSD, and environmental calamity balanced with themes of friendship and its curative power for a wildly engaging read.
We hope you're enjoying a much-deserved holiday Monday today (whatever it happens to be called in your neck of the woods). With that extra rest, why not use that energy on one of these great literary events this week?
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Holy festivals, generic superhero-man! Denman Island, BC, Moose Jaw, SK, and Lakefield, ON, all have festivals with amazing literary lineups this week.
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The imminent end of summer really hit home this week, as fans were turned off and cardigans were pulled out for the first time in two months. Whether you're looking forward to the kids going back to school or sad to see the end of another summer, stop and take a breath with ... Read more
Lots to do in this week in book events: including the ushering in of a new Giller winner! With a 3/5 chance of it being an indie book, we like those odds!
And of course, it's Remembrance Day on Wednesday, folks – please do take a moment to reflect in whichever way suits you ... Read more
Continuing with our Atlantic Canada spotlight, we have another Newfoundland publisher: Creative Book Publishing. Creative actually started as a printer. In 1982 Dan Morgan and two business associates bought the presses of Creative Printers and Publishers. "It was basically a ... Read more
Happy Back to School, and back to book publicity – there's a bevy of book events this week! If you can, make the trip out to Eden Mills, ON, to celebrate the 40th Anniversary of Brick Books.
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Discus was played at the earliest Olympic Games in Ancient Greece. We’re no sports experts, but it’s basically a heavy frisbee thrown vertically that no one catches (aka ancient frolf). Likewise, the art of debate, Socratic or otherwise, has been around for millenia. But un-likewise, ... Read more
Welcome to this month’s edition of Jules’ Tools for Social Change, a column that features a book, author or publisher whose work deals with issues of race, gender, sexuality, ability, colonialism, economic justice, or other social justice topics.
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