Tyler grew up in Prince Edward Island, graduated from St. Francis Xavier University and now lives in Calgary with his wife and kids, where he writes commercial copy, technology criticism and essays. His non-fiction has appeared in THIS Magazine, The Walrus, and on CBC Radio. Before finally quitting hockey at 18, he was pretty bad at it.
This week we nursed our literary awards hangover with an ice-pack to the noggin and shared our annual #ALUGiftGuide with book picks from authors we admire.
This week we created a poetry-inspired cocktail, looked to books to help keep resolutions on track, chatted with authors, and much more.
PEI native and Calgary-dwelling author Tyler Hellard is scoring goals with his first breakaway novel Searching for Terry Punchout (Invisible Publishing), a truly Canadian tale of hockey, small-town Maritime life, and the universal truth of becoming our parents.
We brought out the heavy-hitters for the ones on your gift list whose encyclopedic knowledge of sports trivia is so deep their fast facts include The Undertaker's secret phobia.
No worthy reading list is complete without some debut books to discover from emerging writers who might just be your next scrollmate. Check out the four debuts from 2018 that we're excited about.
We polled authors, publishers, and ALU staffers alike to see where their favourite summer reading spots are – read on to find out.
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