John Gould is the author of The End of Me – a collection of 56 sudden stories about mortality – and of two previous collections in the same form, including Kilter, a finalist for the Giller prize. He’s also written a novel, Seven Good Reasons Not to Be Good, and published fiction in periodicals across Canada and abroad. As an arts administrator he created and coordinated writing programs for the BC Festival of the Arts and the Victoria School of Writing, and was a member of the collective that founded the Victoria Writers Festival. A freelance editor and nonfiction writer, he served on the editorial board of the Malahat Review, and taught creative writing at the University of Victoria. He lives on unceded Lekwungen territory in Victoria, BC. Website: johngould.ca.
Our first BINGEMAS books of the season are for the horror heads on your gift list with an encyclopedic knowledge of Shirley Jackson and a Netflix queue that would make Stephen King proud.
It’s easy to believe—from their perch on your bookshelves and on bedside tables – that books live a quiet little life, keeping time and company with the sunbeams, shadows, and dust motes. The truth is they have a very full life before they make it into your hands and your ... Read more
At ALU we love bookish roundups and birthdays so we're putting them together and celebrating with a roundup of 6 + 6 books that made an impact on us over the last year. And we're taking 20% off any of our birthday selections for one week (until Sept 22) so you can enjoy them ... Read more
This week we bookclubbed, completed another Read Harder Challenge, chatted with authors, and more!
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